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Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies
Transcript of Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies
Is the thesis clear and specific?
Is the thesis supported by strong reasons and credible evidence?
Is the argument logical and arranged in a well-reasoned order?
Appeal to Reason
Are vivid examples, details and images used to engage the reader’s emotions and imagination?
Does the writer appeal to the values and beliefs of the reader by using examples readers canrelate to or care about?
What are the writer’s qualifications?
How has the writer connected him/herself to the topic being discussed?
Does the writer demonstrate respect for multiple viewpoints by using sources in the text?
Are sources credible?
Are sources documented appropriately?
Does the writer use a tone that is suitable for the audience/purpose?
Is the diction (word choice) used appropriate for the audience/purpose?
Is the document presented in a polished and professional manner?
Appeal to Writer's Credibility
Straw Man Fallacy
The Fallacy Project:
Slippery Slope Fallacy
Argument from Ignorance
Lutzke, Jacklyn and Mary F. Henggeler. "The Rhetorical Triangle: Understanding and Using Logos, Ethos, and Pathos."INDIANA UNIVERSITY University Writing Center. 2009. (Rhetorical Triangle and Questions Related to Logos, Pathos, and Ethos taken directly from here)
In Fact: Logical Fallacies 1 and 3. www.infactvideo.com
Slippery Slope and Red Herring Fallacies. criticalthinkeracademy.com
The Fallacy Project: Examples of Fallacies from Advertising, Politics and Popular Culture.
1. All men are mortal
2. Socrates is a man
3. Socrates is mortal
1. all tigers in this area have black stripes
2. therefore all tigers have black stripes