Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article


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Deductive reasoning involves _____

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1. Inductive reasoning involves _____

2. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz and worksheet on evaluating reasoning in an essay, you will need to know the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of:

  • Deductive reasoning
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Inductive and deductive patterns
  • How to evaluate the success of a deductive reasoning piece

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on evaluating reasoning used in essays and articles
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding deductive and inductive reasoning and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of reasoning patterns to identify the type of reasoning used in an example text

Additional Learning

To learn more about reasoning in scholarly writing, review the lesson titled Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article. This video lesson will help you with objectives such as:

  • Understand the relationship between persuasion and reasoning
  • Recall inductive and deductive reasoning and how they can be applied to student essays
  • Review example student paragraphs to practice evaluating reasoning