Falsehood and Fallacy: How to Think, Read, and Write in the Twenty-First Century

By Bethany Kilcrease

© 2021

Falsehood and Fallacy shows students how to evaluate what they read in a digital age now that old institutional gatekeepers, such as the media or institutions of higher education, no longer hold a monopoly on disseminating knowledge. Short chapters cover the problems that exist as a result of the current flow of unmediated information, Fake News, and bad arguments, and demonstrate how to critically evaluate sources – particularly those that appear online.

Kilcrease provides a range of tools to help students evaluate the legitimacy of what they read. She discusses how to be on the lookout for bad arguments and logical fallacies and explains how students can produce clear and convincing academic writing. Exercises are included throughout the book to test student knowledge. Written in a positive style and full of useful tools and exercises, Falsehood and Fallacy embraces the idea that everyone is a writer and has aptitude for further growth.

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  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Illustrations: 9
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
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Falsehood and Fallacy emphasizes that in our politically divided landscape, we all need to be able to read and research more critically in order to make well-reasoned arguments.

Falsehood and Fallacy: How to Think, Read, and Write in the Twenty-First Century

By Bethany Kilcrease

© 2021

Falsehood and Fallacy shows students how to evaluate what they read in a digital age now that old institutional gatekeepers, such as the media or institutions of higher education, no longer hold a monopoly on disseminating knowledge. Short chapters cover the problems that exist as a result of the current flow of unmediated information, Fake News, and bad arguments, and demonstrate how to critically evaluate sources – particularly those that appear online.

Kilcrease provides a range of tools to help students evaluate the legitimacy of what they read. She discusses how to be on the lookout for bad arguments and logical fallacies and explains how students can produce clear and convincing academic writing. Exercises are included throughout the book to test student knowledge. Written in a positive style and full of useful tools and exercises, Falsehood and Fallacy embraces the idea that everyone is a writer and has aptitude for further growth.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Illustrations: 9
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 1.0in x 8.5in
  • Author Information

    Bethany Kilcrease is a professor of History at Aquinas College.
  • Table of contents

    1. Introduction

    Part One: Falsehoods

    2. You’re in College, But You Don’t Know Everything
    3. Evaluating Statements and Identifying Sources
    4. Evaluating Sources with the CRAAP Test
    5. Reading Your Sources

    Part Two: Fallacies

    6. Evaluating the Content of Sources: Fallacies of Causation
    7. Fallacies of Narration, Generalization, and Evidence
    8. Fallacies of Diversion

    Part Three: Bringing it Together

    9. Writing about Anything

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