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Swaying the voter

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September

A fallacy is an error in argument. There are many types of fallacies and oftentimes the different types overlap. You can find a comprehensive list of fallacies at www1.ca.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/. Look for articles, cartoons and advertisements in your local newspaper that focus on the elections. Find examples of at least two different types of fallacies in these items. Write a fully developed paragraph analyzing the fallacies you find. How does understanding the techniques used help people become better voters? Share your paragraph and thoughts with other students here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

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