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 'hypothetical reasoning'?

  • a claim in the form of... (if, then, given that, on the condition that, provided that,etc). It looks at the consequences if something were to happen
  • why the conclusion should happen
  • a fact or statistic
  • reasoning that would support a conclusion
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2. what is 'reputation'?

  • having no particular side
  • a person's prior behavior or character that affects the way we judge them
  • a doddington icecream flavour
  • a chance to see first hand what really happened

3. what is 'vested intrest'?

  • having no particular side
  • errors in the reasoning that don't add up
  • when someone leans towards a particular version of events or interpretation because of personal gain
  • when you go vest shopping

4. what is a 'conclusion'?

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

5. what is a 'reason'?

  • some evidence
  • why the conclusion should happen
  • an example
  • a breed of hippo


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