Critical thinking key words and definitions

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Claim
Statements not backed up by reasons
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Argument
A claim/conclusion that is backed up by a reason
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Counter-assertion
A brief reference to oppositions views which can be dismissed. short reference and does not have backing reasons
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Counter-argument
A counter-claim to back up reasons
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Therefore test
These help to identify the conclusion. Insert the therefore in front of what you think is the conclusion and see if it makes sence
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Because test
these help to identify the reasons in an argument. Insert the because in front of what you believe is the reason and see if it makes sense.
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A claim/conclusion that is backed up by a reason

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Argument

Card 3

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A brief reference to oppositions views which can be dismissed. short reference and does not have backing reasons

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Card 4

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A counter-claim to back up reasons

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Card 5

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These help to identify the conclusion. Insert the therefore in front of what you think is the conclusion and see if it makes sence

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