In search of logical fallacies
Most of us enjoy playing games that require logic, but from time to time we can get into a logical trap placed in ads and speeches. Have you got a trained eye for logical fallacies? Do you teach students how to avoid them in academic writing?
The AWC workshop participants had a lot of practice identifying logical fallacies in authors’ arguments and offering various ideas for improvement. The workshop "Argumentation: How to spot and avoid logical fallacies" was run by
Natalia Fedorova, a manager of the Academic Writing Centre, HSE.
The participants’ voices:
“The selection of material and activities was brilliant. It helped to move gradually from theory to practice and, by the end, I began to feel quite confident in identifying the fallacies. The manner of speaking was very comforting and friendly.”
“We had had the handouts in advance, so it was possible to see what the session was going to be about and get acquainted with some new terms. The topic itself is relevant, and it was presented in a really understandable way. The theoretical part was followed by some practice, and the speaker managed to pay attention and respond to comments in the chat.”
We would like to thank Natalia and all the participants for a productive workshop.
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Our next workshop will be focused on typical vocabulary mistakes Russian speakers tend to make. Read more about it and register here.