WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
(It's full of non sequiturs.)
When students first attempt to write essays involving critical thinking and textual analysis they stumble in a myriad of ways, but I have discovered that there are certain issues that arise again and again. A common stumbling block in writing coherent argumentative essays relates to an inability to understand and facilitate sound logical reasoning. Essays are often riddled with logical fallacies. This series of units - this is the second and focuses on non sequiturs - will review many of the more common logical fallacies and explain how to avoid them.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
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➢ A ONE SHEET that puts all 11 slides onto a single sheet. This could be given to your students or laminated and kept along with my other WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? units.
You will find my first and third WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY units here:
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (It's full of assertions.)
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (There are missing and misplaced apostrophes.)
My combined unit is here:
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (COMBINED)
Another way to help students understand textual analysis and logical reasoning is to participate in shared inquiry through Socratic Seminars. I have two units on Socratic Seminars. You will find them here:
Socratic Seminar (THE REPUBLIC)
Socratic Seminar (ANY TEXT)
Keywords: essays; essay writing; High School; Non-fiction; Textual Analysis; Critical Reading; Higher Order Thinking; History; social studies; ELA; Literature; logic; study guide
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