Assumptions and Fallacies

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Associate Level Material Assumptions and Fallacies Write a 150- to 200-word response to each of the following sets of questions: What are assumptions? How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking? What might you do to avoid making assumptions in your thinking? Assumptions are, in logic, a proposition that is taken for granted. For example, if I were to be at workd and a new employee walked in wearing the wrong work attire, I would immediately think that she is not going to be a good employee simply because she did not wear the outfit that she was told to wear. This assuming that she will be a bad employee for just a simple, what could be a misunderstanding. To avoid maiing assumptions I will access the situation at hand and get all of the facts befor jumping to any conclusions. What are fallacies? How are fallacies used in written, oral, and visual arguments? What might you do to avoid fallacies in your thinking? Fallacies are basically flaws that weaken the validity of your argument. Fallacies are found in our everyday life. There are fallacies in commericals, the news, radio, magazines that we read. Pretty much all information that we come across contains fallacies. To avoid fallacies in my thinking I will need to have the truth and go from it. I would have to review all information and not let anything sway me in any one paticular direction without facts. True facts. Cite and reference any sourced material consistent with Associate Level Writing Style Handbook
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