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Unformatted text preview: o Answer you come up with just to have an answer—usually not valid • Definitions • Assumptions (unexamined beliefs) • Quality and representativeness of examples • Reliability of evidence • Multiple perspectives • Consequences (of accepting text, going along with what someone else says) • Soundness o Truth o Validity All Purdue professors are women. Josh Boyd is a Purdue professor Therefore Josh Boyd is a woman. Com 204 1-Sep-09 • Argument is NOT sound. It is valid, but false. Needs to be both As we look at a variety of texts, write one critical question for each one; at the end of Thursday’s class, you will choose your 2 best questions to turn in as a daily assignment...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course COM 204 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.
- Fall '08