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  • Argument Analysis On Straw Man Argument

    A Straw man argument is a version of an argument then is easier to attack. Just as a man made of straw is a less solid version then a man made a flesh, a Straw man argument is a less solid version of a fully fleshed out argument. A straw man replaces or represents what ever actual argument is being made. The Straw man argument can come in many forms and some time is not even intional. People may accidental construct and Straw man argument if they don 't fully understand the depth of the subject or argument at hand. A Straw man argument can also be made initially to discredit or misrepresent an argument. Tactics like taking nuance point out of context, ignore crucial information, and even taking claims to the point of absurdity can derail an argument to the point of yelling. Straw man argument are quite commonly use in debates to attack one 's idea and mislead the audience. For example the statement “My opponent is trying to convince you that we evolved from monkeys who were swinging from trees; a truly ludicrous claim.” Misrepresents the ideas that evolution claims, which states that humans and amps shared a common ancestor. In misrepresenting the argument the idea become much easy to knock over and argue.…

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  • Describe A Major Problem Analysis

    problem you have faced and how you dealt with it. During a school coding project, I noticed one of my teammates was heading in the wrong direction. He was trying to solve a problem by using abstract classes that, albeit they would have worked, took a lot more effort to implement than regular classes. The regular classes would have done the job, and although it would have been nice to customize our classes, we had a deadline and at our current rate, we were not going to make it. This problem was…

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  • Examples Of Logical Fallacies

    Logical fallacies are basically common errors. Everyone single person every day makes a common error. The logical fallacies that I will be discussing are the sunk cost fallacy, slippery slope fallacy, hasty generalization fallacy, post hoc ergo propter hoc, ad hominem, red herring, and the straw man fallacy. It happens to everyone of us, even though we may not even realize it sometimes. Sunk cost fallacy is getting into something and not wanting to get out of it because you may have put a lot…

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  • Genetic Fallacy Quiz


 8) Which of the following is the most reliable source of information?

 A. Wikipedia®

B. A blog

C. A book recommended by your instructor

D. Britannica Online®

 9) Consider the following exchange: “How do I know God exists? How do you know he doesn’t?” Which fallacy does the second statement illustrate?
A. Perfectionist fallacy

B. Slippery slope

C. Misplacing the burden of proof

D. Inconsistency ad hominem

 10) Stating someone has negative features…

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  • The Importance Of Family Readiness Groups

    soldier becomes an FRG member or is it only the soldier whose membership is automatic? Because of the high level of biasness the author has exhibited in this article, the credibility of the facts raises a lot of questions. There should be at least the other side of the issue highlighted. This is not present. Just like commercial advertisement of products, the content does not meet all the credibility tests. Sentential Adverbs. The author uses sentential adverbs quite a lot. For instance…

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  • Rhetorical Devices Essay

    suggesting that Hayden’s analysis is weak and not accurate. In addition, Prentiss (2005) utilizes persuasive comparisons throughout her article, she compares her research findings and analysis processes with Hayden’s and makes her research seem accurate and Hayden’s arguments and analysis processes flawed. Is There a Fallacies in the Reasoning? Fallacies presented by Hayden: Straw Person Fallacy: According to Gibbon (2014) this fallacy is present when counterarguments are presented in a…

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  • Personal Narrative: What I Learned In A Secondary School

    During my Junior year, my two-year English teacher Mrs. Granatir, who previously taught College Preparatory, was moving. I wondered what college prep would be like with the new English teacher. Through my senior friends, I knew what Mrs. Granatir taught her College Preparatory students and I sometimes wondered how I would do if I was going to be in that class next year; however, this new College Preparatory class, with its new teacher and completely different lessons, was more unexpected than I…

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  • Masks In Native American Culture

    18th century, European trade brought superior cutting tools to Native Americans, making masks much easier to produce. This allowed not only a greater number of masks to be made, but also more complex masks with moving parts! Another important feature of mask making is painting. The designs painted on masks of the Northwest coast are traditional forms. Forms painted with black paint are typically to add emphasis to facial features, while other colors are added for decoration. Eyes and eyebrows…

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  • Textual Analysis Of Cosmetics Advertisements

    men was the main idea of the advertisements as women’s success at that time was measured by a successful marriage. The advertisement banner “For That “Natural” Look Men Look For…Seventeen”, printed in Cosmopolitan, March 1947 is a perfect example of advertising strategies of that time portraying young woman as the winner of the man’s heart (Fig.1). The idea of Seventeen cosmetics advertisement has been developed by the catching women’s eye through the need of attention and affiliation. These…

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  • Gender Roles In Macbeth's Treatment Of Women

    women this way isn’t all bad. A great idea of how women were treated in Macbeth society is in “Women influences on Men” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. According to this reference, Macbeth was a time where women were treated differently be different men, depending on their beliefs and values. In the passage it says “Of course, such a man is weak, inexcusably…

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