College Critical Reading
Lesson 8 - Assignment 8
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Read Part 1 and Part 2 in your answers.
the following directions and reflect on the key concepts in this lesson. Use your
understanding of these concepts in your answers.
FIND a total of six different examples of fallacies. You should submit only one of any
kind of fallacy; do not submit two or more of one kind of fallacy.
Include 3 examples of fallacies of relevance from the following list: ad hominem, quilt
by association, genetic appeal, poisoning the well, authority, popularity, positioning,
tradition, novelty, provincialism, emotional appeal, mob appeal , fear or force,
division , humor/ridicule, two wrongs make a right, straw person or red herring.
And, include 3 examples of fallacies of evidence from the following list: fallacies of
statistical inference, fallacies of comparison, fallacies of causal reasoning, or
Find these examples in letters to the editor in newspapers or magazines. (These are
letters written by people in the general public, not professional columnists, etc.). You
may search the following websites for examples for this assignment:
You do not need to send me these articles. Instead, you need to include the title or
headline, and copy the sentence or sentences that contain the fallacy and identify
the fallacy you have found. This needs to be included in your answers to Part 2.