Identify callous reasoning Essays

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Module 03 Written Assignment - Identifying Fallacious Reasoning in a Text Read the following text and answer the multiple choice questions below it. The numbers in the margins correspond with the questions. My friend Jacob and I frequently get together for long conversations at a local restaurant. What might start out as a simple dinner among friends can turn into an evening long debate, the finer points punctuated by the occasional pint and usually ended with coffee and dessert. Only recently we discussed the local school district. 1. “I think our district is broken because that is what my friend Maxine keeps telling me,” he said. “She’s a teacher; she ought to know.” 2. “Please,” I said, “Maxine and the rest of the…show more content…
Each number corresponds with the numbered line in the text's margin. 1. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Inconsistency b. Begging the Question c. Appeal to Authority d. Suppressed (overlooked) Evidence 2. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Straw Man b. Either/Or Fallacy c. Questionable Premise d. Tokenism 3. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Tokenism b. Questionable Premise c. Suppressed (overlooked) Evidence d. Either/Or Fallacy 4. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Begging the Question b. Straw Man c. Appeal to Authority d. Inconsistency 5. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Suppressed (overlooked) Evidence b. Tokenism c. Straw Man d. Either/Or Fallacy 6. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Tokenism b. Questionable Premise c. Suppressed (overlooked) Evidence d. Either/Or Fallacy 7. Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) why. a. Tokenism b. Questionable Premise c. Suppressed (overlooked) Evidence d. Either/Or Fallacy 8. Identify the type of fallacy being used
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