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Logic 101 - How to Argue and Win the Right Way!

Jamye E Carr
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Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(370)
Students will learn 2-3 common logical fallacies each week that is used in the media, arguments, and their daily lives and how to avoid making faulty arguments themselves, also exploring logic puzzles and symbolic diagramming of arguments.

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn that logical fallacies are common errors in reasoning that will undermine the logic of your argument. Fallacies can be either illegitimate arguments or irrelevant points, and are often identified because they lack evidence that supports their claim.  Students will examine classical fallacies including: classification, systematic, linguistic, formal, informal, measurement, and others.  A more complete list of fallacies we will cover can be found in this list.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies 
I have led a similar class through the Socratic Method of Logical fallacies at a science summer camp since 2015.  I am a veteran teacher of 14 years and teach critical thinking strategies to teachers of teenagers.
Homework Offered
Students will be asked to find examples of logical fallacies in the news, ads, or commercials around them during the week, to bring examples to the following class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Digital handouts and media will be provided as needed.
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An effort is made to not make this class political, so we do attempt to use political news fallacies where we find them, from a variety of news sources.  Please be aware that the class may contain people from various diverse political backgrounds and we must make every effort to be supportive and approach these fallacies with understanding and objectivity.
Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(370)
I have 20 years of experience in public school teaching, specializing in Biology, Chemistry, Aquatic Science, and Astronomy. My teaching style incorporates student guided inquiry based learning, Socratic instruction, and adaptive lessons. In... 
Group Class


1x per week
40 min

Completed by 201 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-15 learners per class

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