key words for critical thinking

a test on all of the key words i will need to know

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1. what is an 'assumption'?

  • what you are trying to persuade people of
  • errors in the reasoning that don't add up
  • a missing reason
  • a counter argument
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2. what is a 'counter argument'?

  • a missing reason
  • An argument against the conclusion with a reason AND a conclusion... (on the other hand, contrary to this, some may argue that, it has been suggested that, despite this, it has been said, however, although)
  • a form of nursery rhymn
  • why the conclusion should happen

3. what is a 'conclusion'?

  • what you are trying to persuade people of
  • some hypothetical reasoning
  • a fact or statistic

4. what are 'inconsistencies'?

  • errors in the reasoning that don't add up
  • missing reasons
  • reasons why the conclusion should happen
  • reasons that would support the argument

5. what is 'evidence'?

  • a fact or statistic used to back up the reason
  • a kind of lumpy soup
  • errors in the reasoning that don't add up
  • when something is backed up by another person

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