- R - Reputation
- A - Ability to see
- V - Vested Interest
- E - Expertise
- N - Netrality
These words are the credibilty criteria which should be applied to all questions asking you to assess the credibility of a document or a person
If you see any of these words before something you know that this particular sentence/paragraph is a Conclusion.
Seeing any of these words before a sentence paragraph indicates a reason.
Elements of an Argument
All of the following words represent different elements in an argument
- Counter Argument
- Hypothetical Reasoning - can be indicated by the use of the words "If", "Provided That", Given That...Then", "If this, then, That"
- Assumptions - (Remember these are not actually stated in the argument)
Explaining whether Data is relevent to an Argument
Explain whether thigs like Graphs and Data tables are relevent to a specific argument or not.
E.g. Does the graph contain info that actually is directly linked to the argument.