Marked Assignment: Identifying Logical Fallacies in Written Text.
Logic/Politics Diary Entry Fallacies
You are to read the fictional teen diary entry below (the sarcasm and humour within the entry are intentional - hey, teens have it rough in the modern world!). There are ten (10) logical fallacies contained within the written text of the entry. You are to create a two-columned chart. In the first column list (by cutting and pasting) each of the logical fallacies you identify from within the diary entry. In the second column identify the categorical type the listed fallacy belongs to (e.g. appeal to ridicule, appeal to spite, etc.).
You will be awarded one mark for each correctly documented fallacy in column A and one additional mark for correctly identifying its corresponding category (the type of fallacy that it is) in column B, for a total of 20 possible marks.
Please call your work, "Logic/Politics Diary Entry Fallacies" and drop it into the appropriate Dropbox.
For marking, I'll only assign 10 marks each in Knowledge and Thinking - this is meant to be a very quick assignment reviewing your ability to pick apart a set of arguments, simple stuff really, I'm sure you'll do well. All the rest of your assignments have an extensive rubric to follow, not to worry.