Assignments and Action Steps
II. How to Review Informal Logic with Students taking DD
Find and/or create three examples of inductive arguments. Analyze these arguments, determining what informal fallacies might be present. Craft a presentation that will explain to students how the argument begins with individual facts and works to reason toward a generalization. If the argument contains a fallacy, be prepared to show how the argument is weaker because the speaker deviates from proving the issue at hand by interjecting either an irrelevancy, a presumption, or a lack of clarity into his reasoning.
II. Formal Logic: Discovering Deduction
Create your own metaphorical example to explain why form is equally necessary to constructing a sound argument. Be sure to evaluate your metaphor to be sure it’s constructed correctly: A –> a B –> b C –> c (see Corbett if possible).