New Bulgarian University
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to aid the effectiveness of convincing academic communication. The paper presents data from presentations delivered by first-year university students while defending their personal position on a discussion topic. Different types of invalid arguments are analyzed in the light of the contemporary theory of argumentation to show how they deprive their thesis of sufficient justification.
Keywords: pseudo argument, verbal speech, rhetoric, university.
Rhetoric and Communications Journal, issue 38, January 2019