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1 ENG 100

2  Reread, rethink and rewrite the text in bold on page 66 quoting material by Nancy Mairs, "On Being a Cripple." taking on the voice of someone either "crippled" or not, who uses I much less frequently than Mairs does - perhaps not at all. OR  Reread, rethink, and rewrite the text in bold on page quoting the material "Here Comes theGroom" from a personal, subjective viewpoint, taking on the voice (the character) of someone who is gay or has gay friends or family members and using the pronoun I if appropriate.

3 Using your textbook, read Chapter Four, “Arguments Based on Facts and Reason: Logos,” pages Mark the text and/or take notes as you read. Complete Reading Response Journal.

4 1. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. 2. Drunk drivers are involved in more than 50 percent of traffic deaths. 3. DNA tests of skin found under the victim’s fingernails suggest that the defendant was responsible for the assault.

5 1. Polls suggest that a slim majority of Americans favor a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. 2. A psychologist testified that teenage violence could not be blamed on video games? 3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

6 1. History proves that cutting tax rates increases government revenues because people work harder when they can deep more of what they earn. 2. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” 3. Air bags ought to be removed from vehicles because they can kill young children and small-frame adults.

7 Take a look at comedian Rita Rudner's fairly complicated enthymematic argument: I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits of Picasso. Working with the other students in your row (front of row to back), analyze this enthymeme and answer the following questions: 1. What information is left implicit? 2. What inference or conclusion does Rudner ask us to draw from this enthymeme? 3. What causes the humor in this statement?

8 Using your textbook, read Chapter Seventeen, “Fallacies of Argument,” pages Mark the text and/or take notes as you read. Complete Reading Response Journal.

9 What do you know about this slogan? “Leave no child behind.” (George Bush policy and slogan)  Is it a fallacy?  Which one?

10 What do you know about this slogan?  Is it a fallacy?  Which one? “It’s the economy, stupid.” (sign on the wall at Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters)

11 What do you know about this slogan? “Nixon’s the one.” (campaign slogan)  Is it a fallacy?  Which one?

12 What do you know about this slogan?  Is it a fallacy?  Which one? “Remember the Alamo.” (battle cry)

13 What do you know about this slogan? “Make love, not war.” (antiwar slogan during the Vietnam War)  Is it a fallacy?  Which one?

14 What do you know about this slogan?  Is it a fallacy?  Which one? “A chicken in every pot.” (campaign slogan)

15 What do you know about this slogan? “No taxation without representation.” (American colonial slogan)  Is it a fallacy?  Which one?

16 What do you know about this slogan?  Is it a fallacy?  Which one? “Loose lips sink ships.” (slogan from World War II)

17 What do you know about this slogan? “Guns don’t kill, people do.” (NRA slogan)  Is it a fallacy?  Which one?

18 What do you know about this slogan?  Is it a fallacy?  Which one? “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” (attributed to Harry S. Truman)

19 What do you know about this slogan? “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for We are the change that we seek.” (Obama campaign statement)  Is it a fallacy?  Which one?


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