Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works


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All of the following indicators point to bias in written work EXCEPT:

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1. Why is it important for readers to identify stereotypes, biases and assumptions in written work?

2. Which of the following statements about assumptions in written work is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Video

You may be reading a bias, assumption or stereotype and not even know it! Learn to recognize these devices by using these assessment tools. Quiz questions will focus on definitions associated with these terms.

Quiz & Video Goals

Quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Term that describes a prejudice or favoritism
  • What skewed views are called
  • Arguments that are not backed up with evidence
  • How to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in writing

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you are able to define key phrases, such as the word that describes reality distortion based on a biased viewpoint
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the differences between various devices used in writing to answer quiz questions
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to answer questions about how to recognize when authors use assumptions or stereotypes in their writing

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works, you will also learn about the following:

  • How an author may show their bias in their written works
  • Questions you may ask yourself to help identify a bias
  • Why assumptions can be a positive thing