The term bias means that an argument is presented in a fair an balanced way, giving equal consideration to all points of view concerned.
In the newspaper article Explorers or boys messing about? Either way taxpayer gets rescue bill there is a very strong bias against the two men. Having examined the way this is created in the first part of the article during the video lesson, see if you can find the right quotes to match each explanation of how bias is developed in the latter part of the article in the table below.
Read the short extract below which comes from an article written in 2009 by Aylet Waldman entitled Why it can be good to be a bad mother in a world where modern parenting has become hideously competitive. Drag and drop the annotations to the highlighted parts of the text to show how bias is being created.
Choose from the drop-down menu to complete this sentence which comments on the bias shown in the 'Why it can be good to be a bad mother in a world where modern parenting has become hideously competitive' article you have just annotated.
By using language in this way Aylet Waldman reinforces her opinion that all mothers feel this way
she is a bad mother
she has a right to her own opinion( all mothers feel this way, she is a bad mother, she has a right to her own opinion ) but are afraid to say so.
pretend to be great
feel ashamed( are afraid to say so., pretend to be great, feel ashamed )
Which of the following language features can be used to create bias? Choose all that apply.
Facts and opinions