This post includes PowerPoints and exercises about claims. For each claim, students say whether they accept it, reject it or suspend judgement. Cite some evidence that you have used in evaluating the claim. Evidence may include facts, personal experience, written sources or the expertise of others whom you trust.
Exercise: Students indicate whether example is a False Dilemma (Either/Or), Faulty Analogy (Bad Comparison), Appeal to Tradition, Appeal to Authority, or Circular Argument. See PowerPoint for definitions and examples.
Exercise: State whether each item is a deductive argument (regardless of whether it’s valid or sound), an inductive argument, or not an argument. If it’s inductive, state whether it is an empirical generalization, a prediction, or a causal inference. Hint: the deductive arguments all have two premises followed by a […]
Exercise: Complete each syllogism with a logical conclusion. The conclusion should follow with certainty from the premises. Avoid using extra words. Exercise: This exercise asks you to evaluate syllogisms for validity and soundness. Please go over the examples before proceeding. To receive full credit, you need to provide a brief […]
This is a Prezi presentation on Perry’s stages of cognitive development, with movie clips as examples. A possible framework for discussing morality. https://prezi.com/1cmm76suwcb1/perrys-stages-of-cognitive-development/
This PowerPoint covers emotive language and rhetorical devices.