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an illogical statement, one that seems to draw a conclusion not supported by the premises
The argument relies on a premise that says the same thing as the conclusion.
Event X has occurred (or will or might occur). Therefore, event Y will inevitably happen.
A person simply ignores a person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated, or misrepresented version of that position.
The series of actual causes for an event are either reduced or multiplied to the point where there is no longer a genuine, causal connection between the alleged causes and the actual effect.
The claim presents an artificial range of choices
The Senator thinks we can solve all our ecological problems by driving a Prius.
Your coach's policy is that no one can be a starter on game day if they miss practice. So, if you miss basketball practice today, you won't be a starter in Friday's game. Then you won't be the first freshman to start on the Varsity basketball team at our school.
Smoking pot is against the law because it's wrong; I know it's wrong because it is against the law.
People nowadays only vote with their emotions instead of their brains.
My wife wants to talk about cleaning out the garage, so I asked her what she wants to do with the patio furniture, because it's just sitting in the garage taking up space
But, Dad, I know you smoked when you were my age, so how can you tell me not to do it?
This internet news site said that the candidate punches babies. We know that's true because it's on the internet.
appeal to authority
The purpose of the opening paragraph in Patrick O'Malley's "More Testing more Learning" paragraph below:
Is to create sympathy for students
In this topic sentence signal for the reader in O'Malley's "More Testing, More Learning,""
he shows he is addressing the opposition
Figlio's proposed solution in "starting high school later"
high school students to start later in the day.
The purpose of the follow statement from E. Pluribus Unum
is to expand his audience to include all Americans.
In Smith's "Getting to E Pluribus Unum," the writer's purpose for discussing his years in academia in the first paragraph:
" is to establish his credibility.
the purpose of this first body paragraph in "Struggling with Aid"
is to evoke sympathy from the reader.
The last line of Figlio's "Starting High School Later
is to offer a rebuttal for the opposing side
in the following paragraph from "Starting High School Later."
Figlio uses logos as an appeal
In the following paragraph from "Getting to E Pluribus Unum"
the author uses it to show that his proposed solution is feasible
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