arguement structure summary

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Wood 1 Derrick Wood Dr. Dugan 13 September 2010 Argument Structure Summary Appeals to logic are key to all types of formal academic arguments. Support can fall short for various reasons: Statistics might be outdated or inaccurate; logic might be fallacious; an assumption could be wrong and so on. The quality of support determines the quality of the argument. Support stragities have been summarized into three separate main groups: Evidence, examples and appeals. Evidence is a type of support that already exists, unlike appeals, which are created by a writer. Authorities are experts that offer firsthand knowledge; testimony is an eyewitness or firsthand account. Facts are agreed upon bits of knowledge that do not require further support in an argument. They do not necessarily come from a particular source, although they may, as a type of evidence, facts are verified claims. Allusions are references to some public knowledge from history, current events, popular
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Unformatted text preview: culture, religion or literature. A fallacy is a falsehood, so a logical fallacy is a logical falsehood that makes no sense within a given situation. Some Wood 2 statements are obvious fallacies while others are wrapped in complexity to fool the reader or listener into thinking that the writer or speaker is saying is right. There are hundreds of fallacies that one must be aware of when reading political and arguementive papers. I agree that people should be aware of fallacies in order to not be swayed in a certain way by illogical reasoning. Someone who is well versed in many common fallacies can pick apart arguments in order to find the truth and not be swayed by false information. These fallacies should be taught at a younger age, I first encountered these fallacies in my college logic and reasoning class, I believe students would be better off leaning how to pick apart arguments to find fallacies in the early part of high school....
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