Step 1 Consider different fallacy forms.
- What does it mean for an argument to be a fallacy?
- What is the difference between a formal fallacy and an informal fallacy?
Step 2 Research examples of fallacies and post findings.
Using your course materials and the Internet, research an example of each fallacy type listed below. Post a description of your fallacy example to the discussion board. Recognize the fallacies being presented in your example, as your classmates will need to identify these in Step 3:
- A formal fallacy
- An informal fallacy
- An ad populum fallacy
- A red herring fallacy.