Writing an Argument

The following web article addresses writing an argument combined with avoiding logical fallacies. It also provides smaller writing exercises in which students must evaluate several statements including logical fallacies.What is effective about this particular site is that it tackles both the writing of argument and the evaluating of fallacies. This could be used in a larger unit on writing, for a particular lesson on argument, or as an opening warm-up for class.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3002.3.1
Write in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes.
CLE 3002.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and the quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3002.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
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Lesson Variations

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