PHL 320 Week 2 Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies Worksheet

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PHL 320 Week 2 Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies Worksheet
 

Purpose of Assignment 

For this assignment, the student will identify the rhetorical strategies and fallacies on the worksheet.

Assignment Steps 

Review the “Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies” section in Chapters 5 & 6 of Critical Thinking. 

Complete the Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies Worksheet.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies Worksheet

 

The following are some common rhetorical strategies:

 

 

 

 

Innuendo: a leading suggestion
 

 

 

 

 

Stereotype: generalized statements relating to a group of people
 

 

Loaded questions: questions based on unjustified assumptions
 

 

Hyperbole: an extreme exaggeration
 

 

 

Identify the rhetorical strategy in each of the following statements.

 

 

 

 

I did not say the meat was tough. I said I did not see the horse that is usually outside (W. C. Fields). _________________
 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you stopped beating your wife? _____________
 

 

 

 

 

 

The Maserati is the best car in the world! _________________
 

 

 

 

 

 

All men love football; all women love the ballet. ______________
 

 

 

The following are some common rhetorical fallacies:

 

 

 

 

Slippery slope: If A happens, then B–Z will follow. Therefore, to prevent B–Z from happening, do not allow A to occur.
 

 

Hasty generalization: rushing to form a conclusion based on assumptions; not based on clear evidence
 

 

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: If A occurs after B, then B caused A.
 

 

Either/or: looking at a situation from only two sides, or oversimplifying the situation
 

 

Ad hominem: attacking the person rather than attacking the argument
 

 

Red herring or smoke screen: introducing an unrelated topic as a diversionary tactic
 

 

 

Identify the rhetorical fallacy in each of the following statements.

 

 

 

 

We can either stop using plastic, or destroy the Earth ______________
 

 

 

 

 

 

I ate tuna for lunch and now I do not feel well, so the tuna made me ill. ___________
 

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy a social drink, it could lead to you becoming an alcoholic, so you probably should never drink. __________
 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though this is the first week of class, I can tell this is going to be a very easy course. ______________
 

 

 

 

 

 

We know that smoking can affect your health, but how else will tobacco farmers earn a living? ______________
 

 

 

 

 

 

As the candidate for mayor, he has some good ideas, but we know that all politicians are dishonest.___________ 
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