Can you tell the difference between a statement of fact and a statement of opinion? In this exercise you will practice distinguishing between the two.
Make a note of your score for your own records, but dont report it or discuss it in your response. Instead, respond to the following questions:
- Overall, how did membership in political groups affect the percentage who were able to respond correctly? How did trust in national news organizations affect the percentage who were able to respond correctly? How would you explain that pattern? Does this explanation help you understand your own scores?
- Why is being able to tell the difference between a statement of fact and a statement of opinion so important? What is the difference between the two? What is the difference between being able to identify a statement of fact and discerning if a statement of fact is true or false?
- Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates posts.