Analyzing Your Own Assumptions
There are many types of flaws in argumentation and ways to correct them. Following that discussion, this analysis asks you to look at your own arguments as formulated before (obesity can be described as the state where a person weighs more than he or she is supposed to weigh) and see if you have included any oversimplifications, either/or thinking, overgeneralizations, hidden premises, or double standards.
Restate your position statement on the issue (obesity can be described as the state where a person weighs more than he or she is supposed to weigh).
List at least two assumptions that this argument makes.
After that, analyze these assumptions in a 4–6 sentence (minimum) paragraph. Evaluate if your assumptions are based on any of the errors in argumentation. For example, have you made any overgeneralizations? Have you oversimplified anything? Do you have any hidden premises?
Write another 3–4 sentences that discuss how you can improve your own arguments based on your findings.
Submit your responses for grading in a Microsoft Word document, clearly separating all 4 questions.
Adhere to Standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation requirements.
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