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- Build your judgment skills so you can determine whether something is reasonable.
- Develop deductive and inductive reasoning skills that you can incorporate in your writing.
- Explore differences and similarities in passages.
- Determine the relationships between opposing ideas.
- Use presented information to solve problems in a passage.
- Learn how to draw conclusions and recognize implied assumptions in essays.
- Examine the relevance of an argument's facts.
- Recognize fallacies and qualifying language in an argument.
- Compare fact and opinion.
- Assess the credibility of sources.
1. How to Evaluate Reasoning
Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.
2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article
Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.
3. Analyzing Interactions Among Main Ideas
Analyzing interactions among main ideas sounds daunting to some students. However, if you treat it methodically, you can easily identify main ideas and determine how they interact with one another within the text.
4. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them
Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.
5. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text
This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.
6. Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate
Learn how to do research that is credible and accurate by evaluating your sources for how relevant the information is, how verifiable the information is, and how unbiased your source is after listening to this lesson on how to do reliable research!
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