Your Logical Fallacy Is...

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Your Logical Fallacy Is...

Postby LSAT Blog » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:02 am

Someone just posted this awesome link in my Facebook news feed:

http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

A basic, yet well-designed and funny overview of 24 common logical fallacies, each on a separate page. Whenever you see someone make a fallacy, you can school them with the appropriate link.

Obviously, this site isn't tailored to the LSAT in particular, but beginners may find it helpful. The guy who made it provides funny examples of each fallacy, and all the content is also in one place, infographic-style.

Digging through the FAQ on the site, I found this - the same info as a PDF that can be printed on a standard printer:

http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com/pdf ... _on_A4.pdf

Enjoy.

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Re: Your Logical Fallacy Is...

Postby lovejopd » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:36 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:Someone just posted this awesome link in my Facebook news feed:

http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

A basic, yet well-designed and funny overview of 24 common logical fallacies, each on a separate page. Whenever you see someone make a fallacy, you can school them with the appropriate link.

Obviously, this site isn't tailored to the LSAT in particular, but beginners may find it helpful. The guy who made it provides funny examples of each fallacy, and all the content is also in one place, infographic-style.

Digging through the FAQ on the site, I found this - the same info as a PDF that can be printed on a standard printer:

http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com/pdf ... _on_A4.pdf

Enjoy.


Thank you for posting this great website. In terms of logical fallacy in LR, I was under the impression that recent logical fallacy questions do not have short, typical answer choices. Rather, they have "the argument fails to ... blah blah". So I feel that the level of difficulty really increased because of the rare/non-typical answer choices. Can you elaborate on that? Thx in advance!

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Re: Your Logical Fallacy Is...

Postby LSAT Blog » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:33 pm

Glad you enjoyed it.

There's a mix - some questions describe flaws in the abstract, but, yes, most do speak in terms of the stimulus topic - they'll say: "the arguments fails to consider...(something specific to the topic of that argument)." However, even when they talk in terms related to that argument, they often refer to a classic flaw.

Either way, it's useful to be familiar with the basic, textbook flaws. This will help you recognize such flaws when they appear, even if the language is in terms of the argument, rather than in the abstract.

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Re: Your Logical Fallacy Is...

Postby lovejopd » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:58 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:Glad you enjoyed it.

There's a mix - some questions describe flaws in the abstract, but, yes, most do speak in terms of the stimulus topic - they'll say: "the arguments fails to consider...(something specific to the topic of that argument)." However, even when they talk in terms related to that argument, they often refer to a classic flaw.

Either way, it's useful to be familiar with the basic, textbook flaws. This will help you recognize such flaws when they appear, even if the language is in terms of the argument, rather than in the abstract.

Thank you~
Yes, sometimes it was difficult to relate the argumentation format to a typical/textbook flaw answers. I definitely should work on that! :D





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