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The Ideal English Major - The Chronicle Review -
One for FYW and print argument, making a fallacious argument about The Quality of Being an English Major. Sample: "The businessman prattles about excellence, leadership, partnerships, and productivity. The athlete drones on about the game plan, the coach, one play at a time, and the inestimable blessing of having teammates who make it all possible. The politician pontificates about unity, opportunity, national greatness, and what's in it for the middle class. When such people talk, they are not so much human beings as tape loops." And it doesn't get much better than that. One of those essays that takes back in its enactment most of what it says in it's argument.
fyc  fallacious  argument 
july 2013 by mcmorgan
Why the Future of College isn’t on Campus | Brazen Life
Short post that will be good to critique in A&E. Lovely little half-truths, gross generalizations, even some bullet-proofing of arguments - all make it attractive to buy into, but weak and in the end, nothing new. Can also come at this from a distortion of ethos: apparent practical wisdom that is built of unquestioned aphorisms and placebos. Can see it by asking if the ethos is open to an alternative. Mis-leading title: this is back focused, not future. Nothing new here. Summed up in: Yes, it's apparent in your writing that you learned very little in college.
a&e  fyc  argument  fallacious  bulletproofing  tribalism 
may 2011 by mcmorgan

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