Flashcards in unit 4 academic vocabulary Deck (20):
unfairly appeals to a person's emotions
You need the expensive shoes or people won't think you are cool.
unreasonable attack on the writer's own authority or character
Sara' friend was arrested; therefore, Sara must be a troublemaker
a fallacy that is a personal attack on a character to distract from the argument
You're Mexican, so you can't tell me the best place to eat pizza
A statement in support of a particular truth fact or claim
An actor says he or she uses a product and it works
fallacy in which there is an overstatement more than is true
all advertisements are misleading
fallacy that applies with broad generalizations to a person or group which are often untrue
teenagers are lazy
appeal to Authority
agreeing to an argument simply based on another person who may not be fully qualified
my Sunday school teacher said it must be true
fallacy in which a claim is based on faulty logic relating to things only because they are in the same category
Poodles are good inside dogs. German shepherds are dogs, so they would also be good indoors.
very specific or clear to understand
The law says you must attend school.
Attending school is important.
uses graphics, body language, etc. To communicate meaning – the meaning must be inferred (implied).
there are serious consequences if you don't attend school
The attitude toward the subject
humorous,sentimental, Hostile, sympathetic, neutral
level of sophistication and language, word choice, appearance and delivery of a message
formal, semi-formal, Informal
Business – like, high – level vocabulary, very structured
Business letter, school communications, informational writing
very personal, sometimes slang vocabulary
Notes to friends, text messages
The ability to affect other people's thinking
cause positive or negative thinking
make someone believe something
if you graduate from school, you will have a better job and make more money
The main point expressed about a topic
Point of view
an argument that is not really sound that may still be convincing
– Trust me, I know my best friend wouldn't do that!
The means of persuasion in an argument
– Ethical(right or wrong)