MLA Reflective Essay

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Activity One:
Of all of the skills I gained from Rules for Writers, the ability to write a well-developed essay in MLA format is certainly the greatest tool I could have gotten. The essays I wrote in the MLA format in the past (though not very successful) helped me familiarize myself with the structure demanded from me in our essay about the Gap Year. However, without Rules for Writers I would have not gotten much complete. Launchpad was as helpful as any online guide in its explanation of course material, but like any online guide I found it extremely frustrating. Both resources outperformed the traditional classroom equivalent in being accessible on the go. I found that a hotspot on my phone and a notebook computer where all I needed to access all of the materials I needed to complete what was expected of me. As a student who has had trouble remembering to bring a pen to class I really appreciated the accessibility. If there could have been anything better about these resources it would have been a better price as I already had to
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False Analogy: This argument is comparing two unrelated subjects. Not everyone who is old enough to vote is old enough to drink; however, everyone who is old enough to drink is old enough to vote.
C. Either … or fallacy: Although indirect, this argument suggests that an individual can only fall into one of the two groups leaving out the possibility of falling in between.
D. Biased Language: This argument is based off how the writer feels about America’s education system. There is no real evidence to back up the argument, there is only a stated opinion.
E. Faulty cause and effect reasoning (Post Hoc Fallacy): This argument’s conclusion does not necessarily line up with the initial action. There is no proof that the cause will have the effect that the writer predicts. He uses a broad inductive argument, which is only based off of the cheapness of his neighbors in the past, nothing guarantees his prediction will come true.

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