How to Evaluate Reasoning


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What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

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1. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

2. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what evaluating reasoning is and the steps it involves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of:

  • First step in evaluating reasoning in an essay
  • Types of premises an argument can have
  • Conclusions following untrue premises
  • Deductive validity
  • Inductive validity

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding deductive validity and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related evaluating reasoning lesson
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you have gained to answer a question about types of premises an argument can have

Additional Learning

The lesson titled How to Evaluate Reasoning provides a clear outline on how to look at an argument for its claims, premises and conclusion. The video lesson will also help you to:

  • Identify steps to evaluating reason
  • Understand how to evaluate reason by reviewing an example argument
  • Differentiate between deductive and inductive validity