Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Using Syllogisms to Avoid Fallacy
As you prepare to write your first discussion for this week, complete the following:
Read “An Introduction to Logic and Syllogisms.” Watch Syllogism, Mood, and Figure via YouTube. Review the grading rubric for this discussion.
Before drafting your initial post, take time to reflect on the logos in your paper. Have you given logic and reason enough emphasis? Are you concerned about fallacies in your work? Think about each claim and the evidence and rebuttals supporting it. Is the counterargument too strong? Is your evidence and rebuttal strong enough?
Write (due Thursday, Day 3)
In 200 to 300 words, share at least one syllogism in support of your paper. Choose one idea from your paper and list the categorical syllogism along with its parts in the following format:
Syllogism: Deductive or inductive?__________________________________________________ Premise 1 Claim and Evidence:__________________________________________________ Premise 2 Claim and Evidence:__________________________________________________ Conclusion:__________________________________________________ End your post with any questions or concerns you have regarding logos, syllogisms, or fallacies.
Guided Response (due Monday, Day 7)
In 125 to 200 words each, respond to at least two classmates. In each response, begin by addressing your classmate’s questions and concerns. Then, review the syllogism for possible fallacies. Also, state whether you agree that it is an inductive or deductive syllogism and explain why. Finally, share your thoughts on the research selected to support the premises. Has your classmate provided enough evidence?