6 ways to jeopardize your argument essay

Audience, Revisions

If a brilliant argument essay comes back from a teacher with “weak support” scrawled across the top of page 1 then something went wrong somewhere between the good idea and the supporting evidence.

Rhetorical missteps, known as logical fallacies, are everywhere. Talk radio, advertisements, and internet forums are prone to them because they are easy mistakes to make and if not examined too closely, wonderfully persuasive.

Let’s put a few of these under magnification: