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 'example'?

  • why the conclusion should happen
  • something representative of the whole group and precisely about the topic being talked about to give further understanding
  • a complex assumption
  • a claim in the form of 'if / then'
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2. what is 'neutrality'?

  • errors in the reasoning that don't add up
  • having no particular side or leaning towards a version of events
  • when a point is backed up by another person
  • a song by Elvis

3. 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
  • a fact or statistic
  • reasoning that would support a conclusion
  • why the conclusion should happen

4. 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

5. what is 'evidence'?

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

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