Workshop "Argumentation: How to spot and avoid logical fallacies"
To be persuasive, the author has to be logical. But what does it mean to be logical? Many logical fallacies hide behind frequently used rhetorical techniques and have become so common in public discourse that it may be challenging to recognize them in an academic text. At the workshop, we will focus on the most common logical fallacies that weaken argumentation and discuss the ways to spot and avoid them. If you would like to be able to recognize breaches of logic in other authors’ train of thought and avoid logical fallacies in your own argumentation, this workshop is for you.
Speaker: Natalia Fedorova, manager at the HSE Academic Writing Center, has over 15 years of experience in teaching English in a variety of contexts. She holds a degree in English Philology, Trinity CertTESOL (Trinity College London), CPE, and FTBE (Pearson). Her professional interests include EAP, ESP, teacher training, and project management in education.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: May 17, 17:30 - 19:30