The Logical Fallacies PowerPoint presentation can be used on its own to increase understanding of informational texts, or as a supplement to Rhetoric, Logic, & Argumentation to facilitate review and discussion of readings.
What is the intended audience for this product?
11th- and 12th-grade AP or advanced college-prep classes
What are some of the uses and benefits of this product?
- Prepares students for the AP Language exam
- Fulfills various state and common core standards
- Teaches critical thinking, persuasion/argumentation, debate,analysis of informational texts, writing
- Presents complex information in relatively simple terms
What are the benefits of buying the PowerPoint if you already
have the book?
- Facilitates review and discussion of readings.
- Can be used to quiz or test students.
- Language is somewhat simpler and more concise than that in the book.
- More engaging than reading a textbook (helpful for reluctant readers).
- Focuses on some of the “easier” topics of the book.
What are the benefits of buying the book if you already have the PowerPoint?
The book is a bit more thorough in its coverage of the 13 fallacies. The first half of the book is not covered in the PowerPoint.This includes discussions of the following topics:the concept of rhetoric:
- The three rhetorical appeals
- Cognitive biases
- The concept of logic
- Differences between deductive and inductive logic
- Techniques for evaluating deductive a inductive logic
- A brief introduction to deductive (aka, “formal”) fallacies (the PowerPoint discusses only “informal” fallacies)