Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Preparation for Test #5

This test will cover the material in chapters 5 and 6: fallacies of relevance, and fallacies of insufficient evidence.

I will expect you to be able to identify all 11 fallacies of relevance, and all 9 fallacies of insufficient evidence. While you will not have to recite the list of 20 names, you will need to be able to label various texts that commit these fallacies, when given the list to choose from.

1) Be sure to check out the online study resources at
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072879599/student_view0/index.html. Notice the drop down menu on the left. Click on chapter 5 and then on chapter 6. Do the T/F and multiple choice quizzes for both chapters.

2) Do the exercises in the book. Remember that the answers for all exercises are on reserve in the library. The key to success is practice. The more exercises you do, the more practice you will have.

3) e-mail or call me if you have questions.

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