Tutor profile: Ara O.
What is a logical fallacy and why does it matter to you in your writing?
A logical fallacy is a term used to describe the various ways in which one can be flawed in the logic of their argument and presentation of the information of which they are writing. It matters because a logical fallacy negatively impacts your credibility and potentially makes your research meaningless. You have a voice, but you must use it well.
What is the word order of English and do all languages share this characteristic?
The word order of English is Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) such as 'Jessica' the subject 'kicked' the verb 'the ball' object, Jessica kicked the ball. No, all languages do not share this characteristic. Fun fact: SVO and Subject-Object-Verb (SOV) make-up 75% of the worlds languages, but there are still other ways to arrange words in a sentence!
What matters most in a reading: the intentions of the author or the applications of the reader?
This question is set for debate. There is no conclusive factual answer of yes or no. Personally, I often agree that both should be taken into account, but that the reader's take away is the most important for the individual whether or not it agrees with the intention of the author.
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