COMM 40 Midterm Study Guide (S10) 1 • What is flowing and how do you do it? • What is a cross‐examination? What are its goals? Are there any rules? • In formal (traditional) logic, what is the basic unit of reasoning? Can you identify an example? What are some flaws with this type of logic? • What are the 6 elements of Toulmin’s Model? Which ones are minimally required for something to be considered an argument? • What are fallacies? Can you identify the four types discussed in class? Can you identify or explain flaws of logic if given a statement? For example, if you are given the following statement “ If the pope shielded pedophiles from criminal prosecution he should be arrested and put in jail. He is not above the law, ” can you explain what’s wrong? • What’s the purpose of a debate brief? • What is your style of presentation? What do you like about it? What do you dislike? • Can you identify the importance of language in argumentation?
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