Step 1 Find one example of a fallacy. Choose one of the articles below. (if the link doesn’t work, click Library within Blackboard, then type the title and author name in the search box) What’s the Difference Between Terry and Terri? By Terence Jeffrey The Organic Difference by Zazel Lovén The Science of Satire by Mahzarin Banaji Arrest Everybody by Jacob Sullum Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense by Joe Klein

Fallacy Assignment  
 
 
Step 1: Find one example of a fallacy. Choose one of the articles below. (if the link doesn’t work, click Library within Blackboard, then type the title and author name in the search box)
 
What’s the Difference Between Terry and Terri? By Terence Jeffrey
The Organic Difference by Zazel Lovén
The Science of Satire by Mahzarin Banaji
Arrest Everybody by Jacob Sullum
Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense by Joe Klein
 
 
Step 2: Identify the specific type of fallacy you found in the article.
Label the fallacy as a slippery slope, questionable cause, equivocation, etc. It’s possible that you may find more than one fallacy. That’s okay.  Please explain why you labeled the fallacy/fallacies the way you did. This will require that you briefly summarize the actual argument that contains the fallacy.
 
 
Step 3: Briefly explain why you think the fallacies you discovered were committed.
Explain why this type of fallacy is included in the argument. Do you think it was intentional or unintentional?
 
Your paper should be approximately 1 typed page in length (3-5 paragraphs). Look at the sample paper before beginning.
 
 
 
Type your name in the upper-right corner of this page next to Last Name
 Save your file as a Word document (.docx).
Include the term Fallacy and your First Name when saving your file. Example: Fallacy_David.docx
 Upload your completed document using the Browse button, and then click the Submit button.
 
 
 
 
Points Possible: 35
10 points for summary of fallacy and explanation of your label
20 points for explaining why the fallacy was committed)
5 points for writing level

 
 
 

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