Bulrich777 critiquing oral addresses 11th grade


Critiquing Oral Addresses


  1. Finding and Defining Logical Fallacies


  1. List at least three more types of fallacies, define or explain them, and provide appropriate examples.




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  1. Why is it important to be able to recognize logical fallacies? Explain your answer.




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  1. Identifying and Explaining Logical Fallacies in Debates


  1. Review these debate transcripts from presidential debates going back to 1960. Using the three debates listed here, complete the fallacy scavenger hunt.






October 11, 1992: The First Clinton-Bush-Perot Presidential Debate


October 8, 2004: The Second Bush-Kerry Presidential Debate


October 3, 2012: The First Obama-Romney Presidential Debate




As you read through the debates, look for clear examples of the fallacies you have studied. Are the debaters basing their assessments of each others’ ideas and policies on their opponents’ points? Do any of the debaters point out fallacies used by their opponents? Who do you think commits the most logical fallacies, and who do you think commits the least? In the Explanation/Response column, explain how the speaker has erred and what you would recommend as a counterargument or response.


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  1. Select one debate and write a two- to three-paragraph critique of one of the participants’ performances. Answer these questions in your critique: