# Critical Thinking Unit 1 OCR

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The Language of Reasoning

• Reason indicators: because, as, since, due to
• Conclusion indicators: therefore, thus, so, consequently, should
• Counter assertions/arguments are used in arguments so that they can be dismissed and so the argument is balanced, both of which strengthen the argument as a whole.
• Hypothetical reasoning is saying what will happen as a result of something else happening.
• An assumption is an unstated reason which the argument relies on - the argument needs this assumption to be true for the argument to work.
• Examples and evidence are not essential for