Academic writing requires that we make arguments, reasons for the claims we are making within our paper. Oftentimes we will use reasoning to make our argument stronger by offering a premise and conclusion that are logical. Sometimes our arguments fail and that is when fallacies become part of our argument. This assignment will have you identifying fallacies in commercials and explain the type of fallacy being used.
Identify TWO TV or radio commercials that utilize fallacies of reasoning.
For each commercial, write 275-500 words. Include the following:
- Summarize the commercial. (75-100 words)
- Identify a fallacy of reasoning used and explain why the commercial meets the definition for this fallacy. (100-200 words)
- What is your reaction to the commercial and why? (100-200 words).