What sort of language does the writer use? Do the words imply sensationalism or conclusive findings? Phrases such as “startling revelation” or “now we know” or “the study proved” are clues to whether the report is a sensational one. Does the author take a tentative approach, using words such as may, might, or could?
What do these words imply? I evaluate the language used in the publication as follows: The writer uses sensational language. The wordings implies sensationalism findings as evidenced by the phrases such as “now we know”, “there is a lot room for debate” and “study proved.” The author also takes tentative approach as evidenced by the presence of words such as ma, might, or could. These modal verbs impliespossibility and necessity
Is the finding placed in the context of previous nutrition findings? Does the article imply that the current finding wipes out all that has gone before it? Can you detect a broad understanding of nutrition on the writer’s part? From what clues? For example, an article about folate and heart disease should say that saturated fat probably plays the major nutrition role in heart disease development………..