Thank You for Arguing
Ch. 7 “Show Leadership” and Ch. 14 “Spot Fallacies”
NOTE: Before you begin this assignment, open your Weebly website and check to be sure your blog page is an actual blog page. If it is, there will be an option to add a comment at the bottom of your blog post. If not, you will need to make a new blog page. When you enter the editor, select the PAGES tab on the top toolbar. Click the + sign at the top of the left toolbar. Select “BLOG PAGE” and name it. Add your post to this page.
By now, you should have a working knowledge of logical fallacies and a choice of two research topics.
Thank you for posting your research topics. I enjoyed considering your ideas! I agree that the topic of legalizing medical marijuana can benefit seizure patients. The topic has plenty of new articles and studies since many states have now made the move toward legalization, so it seems to be doable. However, since there are so many states pending legislation for marijuana, I think your second topic regarding a ban on homework is superior since it yields more benefits for you (and me, and all our classmates!).
If you choose the “legalize it” route, I want to caution you to eschew the fallacy of bad examples. For instance, even though marijuana seems to be similar to cigarettes and alcohol in that they are highly taxable as a “pleasure” item, they are not the same. Don’t make a hasty generalization before looking at all of the information related to all three items.
Again, I enjoyed reviewing your research topics and discussing how to use rhetoric with you. Here’s to making an A!
By now, you should have a Weebly account and a basic website set up. Create a “blog” page where you can post assignments.
Thank you for posting this blog. I enjoyed reading your insights! I appreciate and agree with what you said about Langston’s main claim. The author further develops this claim by saying, “___________” (Langston 1:22 - 2:14). Another rhetorical strategy Langston uses is diazeugma. Diazeugma is when an author uses a single subject to govern a succession of verbs. Langston uses diazeugma when....
Again, I enjoyed reading your blog and discussing rhetoric with you. Have a great day!
Congratulations! You’ve completed your first blog assignment.