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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Critical Thinking : Fallacies Analysis

There are contains of fallacies in article SPM EXAM : Better As needed, not more As by P.Nathan, Kuala Lumpur , NST.
The first fallacies found is regarding to the hasty generalization. Based on claim “Many Malaysians are sceptical about the rosy examination results released year after.” on paragraph 2, the conclusion is invalid and weak. This is because the evident is based on a sample that is not large enough.  Making assumptions about a whole group or range of cases based on a small usual resemble weak claim.
Taking on argument “there is a strong belief that the result have been adjusted to make them acceptable to the public” on paragraph 3. There is defect in this argument.  The argument attempts to appeal to pity. This is because the arguer tries to accept conclusion by making them feel sorry for someone. Upon that, the argument also focused more on the emotional fact rather than the evident itself which clearly prove that it is unreliable and weak.
“Critics say it is simply impossible to score 16 1As unless the passing marks we set ridiculously low” was taken on paragraph 4. This claim is to be subjected to contain fallacy on it. It shows that the fallacy is appeal to authority. This is due to that the claim attempts to used “critics” as a reference to support his claim. Supporting a claim by citing an authority who lacks of expertise on that particular issue is obviously prove that it is not be well supported.  
Accordant to conclusion in paragraph 5 “there is even a story circulating of a student who was sent back to Malaysia after having failed an entrance examination” this shows to be appealed to fear. There are elements of fear and prejudice in it. The writer attempts to create support for their conclusion by the existing of emotional contact on it which is fear and prejudice. Therefore, it is to be concluded that the evident is not strong enough to be valid.                                      
More over there is also a personal attack found in paragraph 5 “that particular student was reputed to have scored 16 1As in the SPM examination.”  The argument focuses more attention on personal characteristic rather on the argument. They seek to discredit opinions by discrediting those who the writer attacks to. It is not necessary to use personal characteristic to make one evident valid.
On paragraph 6, the conclusion “our education should come up with a grading system that is progressive, not one that chums out scores of 1As-scoring students who might actually be mediocre” shows to have weak analogy.  This is because conclusion relies on analogy between two or more ideas. The comparison with those two ideas is not relevant, thus making the conclusion weak.
Above is sample of my assignment regarding to fallacies analysis. I don't know whether I got it right or not. My lecturer told me to do as I please, so here is it. Gonna submit it today. and I mean know, at the moment I'm using internet service provided by KFC. Luckily the connection and is pretty nice. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

semester 5

greeting to my fellow readers, throughout these past days and months I have been busy with several tests and quizzes. after all my final exam are just around the corner and approximately gonna be in 5 more weeks. I found that semester 5 was not that hard compared to last semester. maybe it is due to my level of studios and hard-working that have been improve lately. I'm currently taking 6 subjects that comprise partnership and company law(LAW), fanancial accounting report(FAR250), marketing(MKT), costing(MAF320), critical thinking(BEL), and taxation(TAX). All of these subject are quite challenging and troubled actually. I'm trying hard to get good result for this semester. and kinda hoping to be in Decan List. there is a decreasing regarding to my last semester result 
which still above 3 pointer.
The Librian
Library have become my 2nd home despite I spent half of my day here doing assignments and stuffs. I found that it is entirely tired to walk back to my room and due to that during the gap before the next class begins I will crawl back to the library. even now I'm writing this using one of the library computers. Back at college there is no internet connection provided and it is kinda pain in the ass. we need to walk by to library each time there is a need for internet use. I'm sure there will be no problem for those who have a internet broadband back in their pockets but what happened to those who don't? The authorities really need to improve their facility for the sake of we as a student here. I know they have given us so much, but as u may know internet has becoming a major role in today's life. internet helps us to work smart and less energy and time consume.

I'm currently trying hard to improve my English and this is one of the significant why I invented this blog. the process of improving my English have been going for like 3 years. I'm very bad at it at first. Nowadays my English have slightly been going well. I also managed to get good result in English subject for the whole semester 1, 2, 3 and 4 and hoping semester 5 will come up even better upshot. upon that, I really want to improve my in-fluency in speaking in English. I need someone to talk with me in English. yet, I still have not found one yet. I know I can speak in that language well if i have enough practice. but the issue is my lack of confident have been blocking me in doing that so. the truth is, there are a lot my friends here who can speak very well in English, it is just that I don't have the guts to start English conversation with them. seeing them speaking in English very fluent and smooth make me feels so impress and kinda jealous sometimes. soon or later I will. I will make sure that. 

It has been a while..

hello, first of all I would like to say hi and how grateful I'm to be able to write again on this empty land. yeah, I know it has been a while since the last time I managed to post something here, well I'm not a man who I used to be, a lot have changed due to certain circumstances which have thought me lessons to live life smart and productive. I'm a busy man now. I know it might sound weird to use man to describe myself, but yeah I'm 21 years old now. I used to describe 21 years old person as a totally matured and grown up person when I was a child and now look at me I am 21 years old and yet still not marry. :P I'm officially seen the world for 21 years on February 26th which is on this month. I've reached that age without realize how fast time flies.

A lot have changed regarding on my outlook and internal personality. I'm not the old me anymore who always look skinny and weak. I have been working out with my muscles and been eating a lot. Back in the old days, people used to mock me as "mat pet". The name was given to me due to my physical outlook. I always look weak, thin and feeble. well at that particular time I didn't really care and looked forward about it. Today, when I looked at a thin skinny man I feel sorry and pity to them. now I know how people mirror me back in the old days and yeah I automatically called him "mat pet" as well. haha. I'm glad that I managed to change and to tell u the truth many of my old mates couldn't recognized me till I mention my name. It is quite hard to get to what I'm now. A lot of effort need to be put in and it is not an easy task. "no pain no gain"well everything has a price. u have to work hard to gain it. Upon that, I have also changed my hair style to look tidy and orderly. Hair style and dress up have always be two of my significant fact in contributing how people look at me. Surprisingly not many of us really prioritize and practice that in their life. well, for me first impression is important. people will judge u based on that factor. I know there is a myth where people said "don't judge the book by it cover", however when we looked in today's reality, this is the fact that most of us do."judging by its cover" we already knew about it and we sometimes we did it too. it is something that we couldn't avoid. due to that I intend myself from being judge by others in positive way by making myself look good rather than make them laugh and criticize me in negative way.

I started to be matured in terms of thinking as well, there are phases of life where u started think about your future, your goals and aims. you began to questions, what u are going to be? what have u achieved so far? how long things are gonna be like this? what is the purpose of your life? and many more. things are getting clearer and make sense now. you started to understand why there are needs for education, money and else. It is like a kick start for u go further and make a jump for changing. this is like a motivation that emerges spontaneously and simultaneously stimulate u to be a better person. In my case, when that phase attacked me I started to organized my life, restructuring it to steel and increase my potential in getting what I aims for. I started to make action parallel to my objectives. there are steps that needed to be implemented to reach what u aim for. It is hard to get this feeling and actually make it come to reality. I found it hard for myself too. but what's important is to stay on track and be patient. everything has a risk that u will have to encounter when the time comes. u just need to roll the dice and go with the flow.