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Outline for logical fallacies Purpose: a chance to develop critical thinking skills by examining how people fall into the traps of presenting an argument as if it makes sense, but upon closer examination, it does not. These techniques may be used in advertising or argument, and be effective, but they do not show rational, logical thinking, which is often required in discipline. Activities: Go over list, explain examples, ask if students can think of other examples. Ask students to match fallacies with sentences. On the back of this sheet, the sentences are arranged in the same order as the examples. Discuss how to make a good argument: cite authority, give appropriate statistics, use pertinent examples. Also re-phrase fallacies, e.g. what happens if we build more nuclear power plants? The re-phrasing might help to see where the fallacy lies. Another website on this topic is at More on logical thinking at http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/ acadwrite/logic.html http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_fallacies.html
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