Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why you stink at arguing: studying rhetorical fallacies to improve your persuasion skills

Originally posted 11/21/11.

Do you regularly get pwnd by your teacher or friends because you lack the basic persuasion and/or debate skills necessary for your success? In class today, I went over the following presentation:

As I said at the end of the presentation, you have one assignment: Go to  and find 3 videos that exemplify one fallacy from each of each of the categories of rhetorical fallacies
  • Emotional fallacies [pathos]
  • Ethical fallacies [ethos]
  • Logical fallacies [logos]
Embed (not link to) each example into a blog post with 1¶ (each) explaining why it is an example of that fallacy.

Ok, so there's that! Good luck!

5 comments:

  1. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND WORKING ON YOUR BLOGPOST!!!!??
    Your blog is awesome :P

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  2. Haha.

    @Angela—Nope, I did it on my own, but I should do it for Enoch too.

    @Yalisa—SOOO long. You have no idea.

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  3. Why can't I see the PowerPoint??

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