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We will have a go at a version of this activity in tutorials the week before it is due.
Assessment Item 3: Argument mapping quiz Weighting: 10% Duration: 30 minutes Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5 This assessment item will be composed of multiple-choice, mapping and short answer questions aimed at helping students to clarify arguments by identifying conclusions, premises, objections, and suppressed premises and objections.
You should identify the premises and conclusion of the argument, identifying suppressed premises (if any).
You should then identify and name any fallacies that you can find in the argument, with brief explanations for each one that you identify.
Elementary Logic (second half of course) Assessment Item 6: Exam 1 Weighting: 20% Duration: 55 minutes Learning Outcome: 6 Assessment Item 7: Exam 2 Weighting: 20% Duration: 55 minutes Learning Outcome: 6 Readings and resources for the first part of the course (on critical thinking) will be posted to the Wattle site. If you want to do well in formal logic, then you must practise doing it.
The readings for the first part of the course are optional, but will often be quite helpful. Extracts from chapter 3, “Informal Fallacies”, in Task: Bring to the tute an example of one of the fallacies discussed in the previous week’s lectures. Extracts from chapter 3, “Informal Fallacies”, in Task: When our emotions and our critical reflection come into conflict, should we ever act on our emotion? CTW uses brackets in a slightly different way than we do.
Assessment Item 4: Critical analysis task Weighting: 20% Word Count: 750 Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 You will need to find a nontechnical newspaper or magazine editorial (or section of an editorial – no more than 250 words) to analyse.
Include this editorial or excerpt at the beginning of your essay, using the remaining word count to respond to it.
Topics covered may include: inductive and deductive reasoning, common fallacies, the use of rhetoric.
The second component of this course introduces students to elementary propositional logic.