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ACM Pre-presidential debate presentation




Jenna Gallion illustrates debating techniques so students can more objectively analyze arguments used by the candidates.

 

Logical Fallacies (Pitfalls in Debates)

"It's true because I believe it is true." 

"Everyone says ___________ is bad for the economy."  

"(Insert name of athlete here)_________eats potato chips, so they must be the best!"  

"Can't get a date? Buy this product and never have a lonely Friday night again!"

Prior to the debate, we identify some of the most common logical fallacies in the most non-partisan and humorous way.

 

Watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump here.