How do we find the conclusion: trigger words, thus, so, therefore. Should, clearly. What is a conclusion? The thing we are ultimately arguing for.
Identify the conclusion
Understand all parts of that argument
Role of questions
Support the conclusion using additional info found in the answer
Tear down conclusion
Find what both people mention they disagree about.
Find what they mention to agree about
often, WE are responsible for the
conclusion. Do conditional math, and get ourselves a logically perfect answer.
Must be true
Making sure we dont use language that is too strong or weak. Find the connection between what is given as evidence and the conclusion.
Most Strongly Supported
Explain a bizarre occurrence. The right answer needs to give us reasoning behind what’s going on!
Identify the gap between the conclusion and the premises/ evidence
Match the answer with the same pattern of structure
Match the answer with the same pattern of structure, but it’s bad
Which question in answer choices matters the most to us to answer the question
Evaluate the argument
This is the same as a MBT, except we want to know what cant be true.
Cannot Be True
Type 1: Apply the principle in the stimulus
Type 2: scenario is in the stimulus and we need to find the principle
Fill the big hole! Bridging the hole! Read your conclusion, read your evidence. Something in the premise we assumed was relevant without defining it.
negate the answer choices, find the one that when
negated, breaks our argument.