Because kids are generally slim and happy definition

This preview shows page 9 - 12 out of 12 pages.

because kids are generally slim and happy. Definition: You beg the question when you assume that your argument is a proven fact. It basically repeats your thesis in different words, disguised as an argument to support it. This is also known as circular reasoning.
Image of page 9

Subscribe to view the full document.

Fallacy: Non Sequitur ('nän-'se-kw-tur) Example: Because diets don’t work for most people, we should not recommend putting obese kids on diets. Definition: Latin for “it does not follow.” This fallacy occurs when an author draws a conclusion that doesn’t logically follow from the premise. Personally, I call this the “huh?” fallacy. It makes you go “huh?”
Image of page 10
Fallacy: Oversimplification Example: The answer to childhood obesity is to teach kids to “just say no” to bad food. Definition: When an author proposes an overly easy solution to a difficult or complex problem.
Image of page 11

Subscribe to view the full document.

Fallacy: Straw Man Example: Those who say that kids should go on diets are simply telling us to send our kids to Weight Watchers, which not everyone can afford. My plan for exercise promotion is better because fresh air and walking is free. Definition: Constructing a feeble version of your opponents argument and destroying it, indicating that your position is much stronger.
Image of page 12
  • Fall '19

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes