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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 1

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Part One: Logical Fallacies Introduction

Part One: Logical Fallacies Introduction

In this section, you will complete a lesson on logical fallacies. Logical fallacies emerge when a writer has either intentionally or unintentionally incorporated erroneous reasoning into an argument. Conscientious writers guard against faulty reasoning in their arguments. However, some writers, in an attempt to persuade an audience of their point, deliberately incorporate logical fallacies into their writing. This intentional use of faulty reasoning is a misuse of information and is highly unethical.

For this lesson, you will learn from Fred D. White and Simone J. Billings through their textbook on argumentation entitled The Well-Crafted Argument: A Guide and Reader (Houghton Mifflin, 2005).


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