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Logical Fallacies

A fallacy is a mistaken __________________, especially one based on an unsound


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Write this definition in your own words __________________________________________________


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Type of Fallacy Fallacy Definition Example


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With your partner, read the sentences on the board. Decide which fallacy is in
the sentence, and then explain why.

1. This sentence contains a ____________________ fallacy because _____________________


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2. This sentence contains a ____________________ fallacy because _____________________
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3. This sentence contains a ____________________ fallacy because _____________________
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4. This sentence contains a ____________________ fallacy because _____________________
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5. This sentence contains a ____________________ fallacy because _____________________
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Assignment: Now that you’ve learned about fallacies, write an argumentative essay
about the following prompt:

Should school get rid of electives? This includes music, drama, CTE, art classes, etc.

Complete the following outline, then on a lined sheet of paper, write your essay.

Reminders:
 Take a position- You are either for this idea, or against it.
 Follow 5 paragraph essay format (State opinion, three reasons with evidence,
and conclusion.)
 Pay attention to your reasons and evidence. Be sure your evidence is sound –
don’t have any logical fallacies!

Paragraph 1
Hook __________________________________________________________________________________________
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Opinion and three reasons__________________________________________________________________
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Paragraph 2
Reason #1 ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Evidence ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Paragraph 3
Reason #2 ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Evidence ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Paragraph 4
Reason #3 ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Evidence ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Paragraph 5
Restate Thesis (Opinion+ 3 reasons) ______________________________________________________
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