ENG 122 – Week 3 – Discussion 1


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:


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:
    • Premise 1 Claim and         Evidence: 
    • Premise 2 Claim and         Evidence: 
    • Conclusion Drawn from These         Two Premises: 
  • End your post with any        questions or concerns you have regarding logos, syllogisms, or        fallacies.

Respond to   Peers (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 your classmate’s work represents   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?

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