Slippery slopes assumes a chain of events will happen

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Slippery slopes Assumes a chain of events will happen, even thought the evidence does not support the entire chain. Appeals to authority Can take 2 forms; citing a person who is not an expert in the subject being discussed or failing to describe the reasons that support an expert's opinion. Ad populum "to the people" argument relies on public opinion to support a position Tu quoque "you too" attacks points out the hypocrisy of a person who supports a dissenting position. Ad hominem "against the person" arguments attacks a person who supports a dissenting position, rather than the position. Strawmen Are built when a watered down or misrepresented version of one side is described and then attacked. Post hoc Assumes a casual relationship between 2 events.
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Exploded diagrams Show the details of how parts of an object fit together. False dichotomies The mistaken view that there are only 2 possible solutions to a problem. Working definition Simplified description of a term. X-height The height of a lowercase x, which reflects the height of the main bodies of the lowercase letters.
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  • Spring '13
  • Vaughn
  • Writer, independent clauses, lowercase letters, dissenting position, Offer firsthand experience

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