Using Logos, Ethos And Pathos In Arguments

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During the course of GET1021, I have learnt many critical thinking and writing skills such as identifying assumptions, distinguishing between deductive and inductive reasoning, evaluating the reliability of evidence or authorities, identifying flaws in reasoning and using logos, pathos and ethos in arguments. These skills helped me with my assignments.
I could identify the author’s main claim and key arguments quickly. Furthermore, by breaking down the key arguments into components, I could understand them better. These made it easier for me to describe and express the author’s ideas in my own words for the summary writing. Additionally, I could distinguish the form and substantiate the validity and soundness or cogency and strength of the author’s argument. I could identify underlying assumptions, fallacies and attempts to appeal to ethos, pathos, and/or logos in the author’s argument as well. I also paid greater attention to the language and looked out for any statistical evidence and counterargument that the author uses to support his argument when doing the
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With these practices, I could handle Assignment 2 better. I realised that I could write the report more concisely and critically. I could also identify the problem that the city my group has chosen is facing, analyse the causes of the problem and propose possible solutions, especially after engaging in group discussions where we shared what we have learnt. Although we were confused with the problem indicators and causes initially, we managed to identify and substantiate them properly after receiving feedback from the other groups and learning from them. Moreover, by learning how to establish links from causes to problems to solutions to criteria for evaluation, we managed to come up with a coherent

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