ENGL 1020: Composition/Analysis
The University of Memphis
Week 3: Discussion Board
This Discussion Post will challenge our recognition of logical fallacies.
Please review the “Logical Fallacy Video,” the Purdue OWL Logical Fallacy webpage, and “Analyzing Arguments” pp.354-359, which all address fallacies. Once you are comfortable with fallacy definitions, follow the steps below to join the discussion:
- Find an example of a logical fallacy in an ad online.
- Post a link to your example on the Week #3 Discussion Board. Post by Thursday at 11:59 pm. DO NOT IDENTIFY THE FALLACY!
- Review the post directly above your post.
- Reply by identifying the logical fallacy posted and explain how the fallacy operates. Reply by Sunday at 11:59 pm.
- Spend time reviewing some of the other examples found.
Note: Ad hominem fallacies are the easiest to identify. Please challenge yourself and your classmates by finding another type of fallacy as your example.