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:

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:

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?