Identify the thesis in each text. Explain what the author is trying to convince the reader to believe

•Identify the thesis in each text. Explain what the author is trying to convince the reader to believe. •Describe how the writer tries to argue his or her thesis. Identify whether the author cites sources, includes expert commentary, cities specific examples to convince the reader, or uses some other method to support his or her thesis. •Identify any bias in the readings and discuss the balance of the argument. For example, if the author is trying to convince the reader that an Islamic mosque should be built at Ground Zero, does he or she consider the viewpoint of someone who might be opposed to this construction and explain why the viewpoint should be abandoned?