This Midterm is worth 200 total points and includes four essay questions worth 50 points each.
This Midterm will require the use of the Internet. Links to the opinion and editorial sections of national newspapers will be provided in the Webliography. Answers to each question should be a half page to a page in length.
Identify an editorial from a national newspaper that contains a deductive argument for a particular conclusion. Once you have selected a passage that contains a deductive argument, answer the following questions about it, making sure to include a copy of the passage you have selected with your answer.
Provide the following answers for each of the four editorial you have selected:
Identify Four editorial from a national newspaper that contains a deductive argument for a particular conclusion.
Analyze each of the following arguments to identify whether or not it exhibits a fallacy. If it does, define the fallacy you have identified.
Keep in mind to identify unclear words or phrases, and propose ways in which those words or phrases may be clarified.
Identify the main point and the supporting points of each argument of the four editorial you selected?
Identify the premises and conclusion in the following arguments of the four editorial you selected?
Identify both the explicit and implicit premises in the main argument of the four editorial you selected.?
Assessment of premises:
Identify both the explicit and implicit premises of the argument presented. Assess whether the premises of the argument presented should be accepted or rejected.
Determine whether the conclusion follows from the premises for the four editorial you selected?
Using the Counterexample Method, show that the argument’s conclusion does not follow for the four editorial you selected?
Any newspaper article will do as long as it legit.