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Fall 2002 Honors Class

Part One:

Take any of the three essays from the discussion of Affirmative Action in Part 3 of Social Justice in a Diverse Society by Manning and Trujillo. (pp. 313-355)

Write an essay in which you complete the following things:

1. Identify the type of proposition for the essay you selected to refute.

2. Offer refutation of this essay by using at least two refutational strategies covered in class and in the textbook.

Part Two: What is meant by the following terms? (You will be given a list and asked to select your favorites from it.)

argument1

argument2

propaganda

persuasion

coercion

brainwashing

refutation

evidence

facts

opinions

Grice’s conversational rules

validity

slanting

explanations

linguistic superstitions

Part III: Be prepared to

1. Identify examples of verbal and factual disputes (and the forms of verbal dispute propositions).

2. Show how stock issues may be applied to a proposition.

3. Identify how one may overcome obstacles to analytical and creative thinking.

4. Apply the tests of evidence to particular examples.