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  • Fallacy Known As The Circular Argument
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    SCHOOLS AND TESTING In the article provided, the author, Dick Williams, presents two ideas on the state of schools and education in the United States. The points of view he attempts to argue are the conditions of the nation's schools and the quality of the educational system. During his efforts to present his points, it appears as though his article is more opinionated than objective. This presents a problem because an opinion is not an argument. By presenting his thoughts he fails to do so tact...
  • Additional Proof In The Form Of Evidence
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    Analyze the Argument- Openings: This argument concludes that... It bases this prediction on two pieces of evidence... The author concludes that... As evidence for her conclusion, she / he explains that... This argument draws a great-sounding conclusion from some flimsy-sounding evidence. - Second Paragraph: Indeed, this chain of evidence does seem to make it clear that... If the scenario described by the evidence is accurate, then the argument is quite convincing. But what is the author assuming...
  • Conclusion Of Jane Tompkins Work
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    In her argumentative essay, Jane Tompkins, an avid reader and researcher of the European-Indian relationships, delves into one of the most perplexing aspects of studying history in our world. Because we are such a diverse society-continuously prioritizing the fight for our own causes, there is much room left for the entrance of cultural subjectivity and perspective. For example, all of the books Tompkins referred to were authored by writers and researchers of different eras and backgrounds. Thus...
  • Responsible For The Increased Percentage Of Students
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    Analysis of an Argument In Attacking Faulty Reasoning, T. Edward Dame defines an argument as a group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) support or provide evidence for another (the conclusion). The premises of an argument are those statements that together constitute the grounds for affirming the conclusion. To more clearly understand the argument given in the news release from the Normaltown paper, it should be placed in an easier to read form, consisting of just the premises an...
  • Bias On Judgement
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    10) What are some other key biases that influence judgement Judgement seems to be influenced by a variety of things each have their own implication on judgement. Overconfidence serves as a bias on judgement. Fisch hoff, Slavic, and Lichtenstein, in 1997, tested this idea. The participants were given the question "Absinthe is a: A) liquor or B) a precious stone". The subjects were to choose the correct answer, and state the probability of being correct. It was found that when the subjects were 10...
  • Deductive Conclusions From The Premises
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    A Common Distinction In The Logic IsA Common Distinction In The Logic Is Between Induc The above-mentioned statement needed justification to be portrayed as a valid assumption. Therefore differences and similarities had to be explored. However, as we know from every day life, one may apply this distinction in other fields of knowledge. My task will be to present a simple understanding of the different ways we think, i.e. inductively and deductively. As most of us operate with such distinctive bu...
  • Strong Inductive Argument With True Premises
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    Definitions of Basic Terms: An argument is a set of statements one of which is being argued for on the basis of the others, those others therefore being describable as the statements being argued from. To argue for a statement is to present reasons for thinking that it is true; to argue from one or more statements is to present them as reasons for thinking that another statement is true. (Note: the word "argument' has a number of different meanings. Here what we are talking about is good or bad ...

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