Identifying Logical Fallacies

Review “Logical Fallacies” to refresh your knowledge on logical fallacies.
Additionally, read “Recognizing Logical Fallacies” in The Bedford Guide
After reviewing the instructional materials on logical fallacies, students will practice identifying types of logical
fallacies within various media examples. Reviewing each of the sample statements identify the fallacy
associated with each and explain why the statement is a fallacy.
Write a 300-400 word response that includes the following:
Match the Type of Logical Fallacy with the associated Statement provided. Use the list of logical fallacies in the
Bedford Guide for College Writer to help you identify the type of logical fallacy being used.
Explain how the statements are logical fallacies. Be sure to include the statement and the logical fallacy it is
associated with.
Explain why is it essential for writers to avoid using fallacies in their essay writing?
Type of Logical Fallacy Statement
Ad Hominem “Everybody agrees that (Russian meddling had) no impact on votes in this election”
Bandwagon “The news is fake because so much of the news is fake”
Circular Reasoning
“Wacky @NYTimesDowd, who hardly knows me, makes up things that I never said for her boring interviews
and column. A neurotic dope!”
In your initial reply, include the following
Identify which statement and logical fallacy is paired
Explain HOW the statement meets the criteria (definition) of the determined fallacy.
Explain WHY it is important for writers to avoid using fallacies in their writing.

Sample Solution