· Identify the elements and structure of an argument.
· Read Ch. 7 of Critical Thinking.
· Review the Ch. 7 Web Site Resources Tutorial at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/crt205V11/website_resources_tutorial.htm
· Review the Chapter Overview, Frequently Asked Questions, Tips on Applications, Help with Exercises, and PowerPoint Presentations sections of the McGraw-Hill companion Web site for Ch. 7 at http://www.mhhe.com/criticalthinking8.
2. Exercise: Review Quizzes (Ch. 7)
· Resource:Review Quiz Tutorial at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/crt205/crt205.htm
· Complete the following Review Quizzes at http://www.mhhe.com/criticalthinking8
· Copy and paste your quiz results into a new post.
· Argument Quiz I
· Deductive/Inductive Logic Quiz
· Unstated Premises Quiz
· Evaluating Arguments Quiz
3. Discussion Questions
· View the Vacuum Sales digital story located on the Materials tab of your student Web site for Week Six. Of the two arguments provided in the digital story, which is valid and which is sound? When you are building an argument for an issue that is significant to you, do you think it is more important to be valid or sound? Explain your answer.
· Review Ch. 7 (pp. 219–226) of your Critical Thinking text. Imagine your child is trying to prove that she did not steal chocolate chip cookies from the cookie jar, so she makes this argument: “There are no chocolate stains on my hands, so I couldn’t have stolen the cookies.” Does this example require deductive or inductive logic? What are the premises? Are the premises stated or unstated? What is the argument’s conclusion? In your opinion, is this a convincing argument? Why or why not?
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