Weblog post topics for week of 6 December 2004

1.Write a brief response to Lamm's "It's a Big Fat Revolution." How would you characterize Lamm's style and tone? Is it rhetorically effective? What is she saying about "fat hating," and do you agree with it? Why or why not? Make specific references to the essay, quoting or paraphrasing Lamm's points and examples.

2.Write a reflection on our discussion of informal fallacies. Which ones do you find to be the most common, and why? Take the material on informal fallacies and apply it to your own research paper? Have you been relying on informal fallacies in your argument? Are there any uses of informal fallacies in your sources? How do they affect the persuasiveness of the argument?