How Authors Promote Bias in Texts


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You see a commercial. A famous basketball player is wearing a t-shirt, saying it's the best t-shirt he's ever worn. What type of persuasion is this?

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1. Which is an example of using loaded words?

2. Why are testimonials and big names similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will assess what you know about the way authors promote bias in a text. Key subjects include a type of persuasion involving a famous athlete wearing a t-shirt and the use of loaded words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will cover the following points:

  • The similarity between big names and testimonials
  • Definition of bias
  • Type of persuasion asking potential customers to come try a product before it's no longer available

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define bias
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of loaded words
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses of persuasion to sell a t-shirt worn by a famous athlete or a product where you tell consumers it will run out soon
  • Making connections - use your understanding of testimonials and how they're connected to big names

Additional Learning

To learn more about bias, you can read the lesson named How Authors Promote Bias in Texts. These key points will be discussed in greater detail:

  • Definition of persuasion
  • Testimonial and big name examples
  • Application of loaded words