Logical Fallacies, Part II

33 min videojanuary 30, 2019


We begin with a quick explanation of why logical fallacies are useful to know for AP Lang. Even though you likely won’t come across logical fallacies on the Multiple Choice portion of the test, knowing and avoiding common fallacies in argument is a crucial component of this course. In this session, we spend the majority of time unpacking eight of the most common logical fallacies. We define each, explain why each example is so common, and provide several everyday examples of each. The following logical fallacies are discussed in this session: Red Herring, Tu Quoque Fallacy, Casual Fallacy, Fallacy of Sunk Costs, Appeal to Authority, Equivocation, Appeal to Pity, and Bandwagon Appeal.

Join us on Discord
Thousands of students are studying with us for the AP English Language exam.
join now
📱 Stressed or struggling and need to talk to someone?
Talk to a trained counselor for free. It's 100% anonymous.
Text FIVEABLE to 741741 to get started.
© 2021 Fiveable, Inc.