How to Evaluate the Reasoning in a Statement


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Which word or phrase in the following is the antecedent in the statement 'If we're going to solve our energy crisis, then we have to invest in renewable energy'?

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1. Begging the question is also known as:

2. Which of the following is most clearly an opinion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are strategies that are helpful when it comes to evaluating reasoning in a statement. Go through the quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of these methods and types of logic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make your way through this assessment to clearly see what you know about:

  • How to recognize an opinion
  • What formal logic is also known as
  • Another name for begging the question
  • Picking out an example of an antecedent
  • A distinguishing feature of informal logic

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about another name for formal logic
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about an example of a clear opinion and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on evaluating reasoning in a statement

Additional Learning

How to Evaluate the Reasoning in a Statement can be a useful tool because it lets you cover the following objectives at your own pace:

  • Learn the definition of logic
  • Compare and contrast the different types of logic
  • Review examples of logical fallacies
  • Determine what an antecedent is
  • Learn how to determine a value judgement