Nt1310 Unit 1 Assignment

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Task 1
In comparison, these texts have similar language; however, there are few differences in terms of language. For the most part, texts do not have abbreviations and contractions. However, the second text is more informal since it has common words as think, true, and good. They are imprecise and common words and often used in colloquial language. On the other hand, the first text has few filler words such as well, I mean, sort of and kind of. In addition, there are philosophical and scientific words located in the text. Particularly: Homo sapiens, theories, relativity, existence, and purpose. Nevertheless, it is problematical to call these words as jargon, since it is widely used by students to experts. Sentence length in these texts are …show more content…

For the reason is that I am an atheist who relies on proven facts and critical thinking. In the text, the author wrote that “teaching each other stories that can be said to be false like the idea of God.” This proves that Kris Notaro (the author) also does not believe in religion. The main reason I have faith in critical thinking and the scientific method is that facts and evidence can verify them. Further, he also states, “Things can work completely out of tune, but can also work as intended”. With good judgment, one may agree with the author that sometimes it can go sour.
In conclusion, two texts are alike with slight differences such as formality and filler words. The first article is an informal language with jargon and few filler words. On the other side, the second article is more informal due to filler and everyday words. However, these two texts have similarities as sentence length, no abbreviations, and contractions. In all due fairness, I consider the first article as interesting to read. In as much as I am interested in science and I agree with the author.
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The language is formal since it uses advanced words such as circuitous, inference, sensory and abstract. In addition, he uses the personal pronouns in his article. For example, we believe another much more abstract thing. He also uses various methods to convince and make an impact on receivers. Further, he uses repetition we believe and contrasts between two information we believe. The contrast is between figurative and abstract ideas such as “that it will get dark later” and “that it is wrong to steal”. However, he does not have any rhetorical questions in his text. He does not include ethos or ethical appeal in the text, but his job or status can affect it. Pathos and logos are the two appeals that he uses in his extract. The logical appeal is when he gave us examples such as, “it is unlikely that an individual would be willing to die for a belief that she didn’t have any good ground to

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