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Detecting Assumptions in Arguments

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Everyone loves dogs.

What is the assumptions here?

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1.

Everyone owns an IPhone.

What would the corrected argument be, without an assumption?

2.

All colleges in the US provide on campus housing.

Is this sentence assumptive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you complete the quiz and worksheet, you get to see exactly what you understand about detecting assumptions in arguments. Different types of assumptions are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your understanding of the following topics:

  • Making an assumptive argument not assumptive
  • Assumption examples
  • Determining whether arguments are valid or have assumptions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on detecting assumptions in arguments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the assumption in the statement 'Everyone owns an iPhone'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about making arguments without assumptions

Additional Learning

Additional details can be learned if you work through the lesson called Detecting Assumptions in Arguments. Other topics you can look over include:

  • Determining the validity of an argument
  • Three questions to ask yourself to determine if assumptions are present
  • Three ways to fix assumptions in arguments
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