Analyzing a Passage in Spanish / “Analizar un pasaje en español”

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Studying for CSET Spanish Subtest III (test code 147)

0006 Critical Analysis of Written Texts (SMR 6.3)
Apply critical reasoning skills to written texts.

For example:

  • Distinguish between fact and opinion in written texts.
  • Assess the sufficiency and reliability of evidence presented in support of statements made in written texts.
  • Assess the credibility, objectivity, or bias of material contained in written texts.

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Fact vs. Opinion / Hecho contra opinión

What is a fact? / ¿Qué es un hecho?

  • Has to exist / Tiene que existir
  • Something that is true / Algo que es verdad
  • Something that happened in reality / Algo que ocurrió en la realidad

What is an opinion? /  ¿Qué es una opinión?

  • Something that you cannot prove to be true / Algo que no se puede demostrar que es verdad
  • A belief, a viewpoint or a feeling / Una creencia, un punto de vista o sentimiento

Three Types of Evidence / Tres tipos de evidencia (o pruebas)

  • Statistical Evidence / La evidencia estadística – Relies on hard data such as dates, numbers or percentages
  • Testimonial Evidence / Prueba testimonial – Relies on stories or accounts said by an eye-witness or authority figure
  • Anecdotal Evidence / La evidencia anecdótica – Relies on observations or stories made by a specific person; not utilized often by useful for disproving a generalization

Credibility, Objectivity or Bias of Material

What are the characteristics of something that is credible? / ¿Cuáles son las características de algo que es creíble?

  • Contain accurate information and research / Contiene información y investigación precisa
  • Obtain conclusions from facts / Obtener conclusiones de los hechos
  • Be concise when presenting an idea /  Ser conciso en la presentación de una idea

What are the characteristics of something that is objective? / ¿Cuáles son las características de algo que es objetivo?

  • Discuss and have evidence that argues both for and against the same topic / Discutir y tener evidencia de que argumenta a favor y en contra del tema
  • Not including your personal feelings or opinions about the topic / No incluyas sus sentimientos u opiniones personales sobre el tema

What are the characteristics of something that is biased? / ¿Cuáles son las características de algo que es prejuiciado?

  • Saying stereotypes about a specific group of people / Decir estereotipos sobre un grupo específico de personas
  • Including sexist or other offensive language / La inclusión de un lenguaje ofensivo y sexista

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