Final Exam for Honors Critical Thinking
The final will not be accepted by e-mail nor will it be accepted early.
1. Take examples and analyze them. Follow either of these options:
OPTION 1: Evaluate the essay
“Socialist Feminism: Our
Bridge to Freedom” by Nellie Wong as it appears on pages
542-547 in Social Justice in a Diverse Society edited by
Manning and Trujillo. Complete an evaluation of it by
considering these topics:
a. Identify and evaluate an inductive argument used by this author.
b. Identify and evaluate a deductive argument used by this author.
c. Apply Venn diagrams to any syllogistic arguments or enthymemes that you find in the piece.
d. Evaluate the evidence used in the message
e. Identify any fallacies in the piece (limit two) HINT: pay attention to fallacies of language.
B. OPTION 2: Search
newspapers and magazines and find one
example each of the materials to illustrate the following
elements. Make sure to attach the examples (or photocopies)
and give complete bibliographic citations for the items.
a. Identify and evaluate an inductive argument.
b. Identify and evaluate a deductive argument.
c. Apply Venn diagrams to evaluate a syllogistic arguments or enthymeme.
d. Evaluate an example of statistical evidence and an example of opinion evidence.
e. Identify two fallacies of argument.
Find an example of a verbal dispute controversy and
describe it in a paragraph. Explain what type of verbal
dispute it really is.
Find a letter to
the editor out of any newspaper and refute
it. Make sure you also identify the refutation strategy you
Outline an argumentative speech on the topic:
that the federal government should implement a
comprehensive program of medical care for all U.S.
citizens. Include all elements we have covered (except the
rebuttal step) in your outline.