Week 9: Logical Fallacies



Activity 1: What is a fallacy?

Look it up (you can start with typing the word “fallacy” into your search engine like Google). Suggested: write down the definition in your own words.

Activity 2: Explore fallacies.

Explore 24 common logical fallacies from The School of Thought, also attached here:


Activity 3: Play a fallacy game.

Play the Your Logical Fallacy Is game to review the fallacies.

Activity 4/ Conversation 7

writing hand

Go to Discussion Board Post 7 to see which fallacies have already been claimed. Select a fallacy from the list (same as above) that hasn’t been taken yet. In your own words, define the fallacy and provide your own original example of the fallacy, followed by an explanation. The example can be an image, a cartoon, a video, text, or anything else that works.

Replies to classmates: comment on your classmates’ fallacies.

Activity 5: Submit your outline here.

Review the outline format (same link) and post your own outline. Next, use it to write your essay draft.

Activity 6: Essay draft for Peer Review.

Continue working on your outline + draft.

Bring 2 hard copies of your outline + draft to class on Nov 2nd + submit your draft on our Discussion Board,

under “PEER REVIEW.”

Your outline should include the following:

  • Your working thesis statement/ conclusion
  • At least 3 body paragraphs, each with a premise and supporting evidence, including one counterargument with your rebuttal

Also, specify who your audience will be and any other relevant plans for the project.