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The Art of Rhetoric and Fallacy Spotting

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Joseph Stancell

on 18 May 2010

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Transcript of The Art of Rhetoric and Fallacy Spotting

What in the world is RHETORIC? Have any of you ever heard this
term before? Rhetoric is the study
of effective speaking
and writing" And where did rhetoric get its begining? Clue: Caesar once ruled one place. The olympics started in the other.
Greece Rome During that time rhetoric was commonly taught in schools. During that time, publics speaking such as religious or political types were for the most part freely talked about in public. These people really had to know how to win over a crowd or.. The key in speaking and writing effectively is one word and starts with the letter P, any guesses? PERSUASION Rhetoric, when used correctly is a tool that will help you increase your persuasion rate among audiences and opponents. There are three general ways to achieve true persuasion through a speech. Ethos-your ethics

Pathos-your emotional approach

Logos- your logical stand-point Can anyone tell me what a logical fallacy is? A fallacy is a general lack of knowledge in a speech, argument, or writing. This comes from a lack of preparation and information. How to avoid them. The best way to avoid a fallacy is to do research on a topic, regardless if it is a formal argument or friendly one, come prepared, you won't regret it. Find all the information on the topic you will need. If in a formal debate I would recomend writing your points down.
Don't argue what you don't know. So, can you name people you know that use rhetoric? Fallacies to look out for Hasty generalizations
False cause
Weak analogys
Appeal to ignorance Remember your audience. Who are you speaking to, why are you spaeking to them? These are questions you may want to keep in the back of your head when speaking in general. Sources
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/encompassing%20terms/rhetoric.htm

http://www.tocquevillian.com/articles/0010.htmlces
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/rhetoricdefinitions.htm

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fallacies.html
Why is this so important?
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