How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity


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Which of the following is NOT an example of a claim?

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1. Why are reasons important in an argument?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of valid evidence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will increase your comprehension on understanding an argument's effectiveness and validity. The quiz will also assess your understanding of concepts like verifiable facts and stated or unstated beliefs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify an argument's statement of its position about an issue
  • Understand the role of facts, statistics, and testimony from witnesses
  • Define stated or unstated beliefs that must be held in order to accept the position of the argument
  • Identify when an argument is effective and valid

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on statements of a position on a particular issue
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about facts and statistics in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the points offered to justify an argument's position

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to analyze an argument's effectiveness and validity, benefits and examples, review the lesson titled How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the definition of an argument
  • Define claim
  • Identify how reasons are used in an argument
  • Recognize what is meant by assumptions
  • Identify when an argument is logical and clear
  • Know when an argument is convincing, relevant, and accurate