Critical Reasoning

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Critical Reasoning by Mind Map: Critical Reasoning

1. Evaluate

1.1. stem

1.1.1. evaluate/judge/assess

1.2. method

1.2.1. classify argument

1.2.1.1. strengthen

1.2.1.2. weaken

1.2.2. use Yes/no tip to select best answer choice

2. Boldface

2.1. Type 1

2.1.1. P - premise

2.1.2. C - Conclusion

2.1.3. X: counter premise/additional premise;/counter conclusion/ sub conclusion/background information

3. Argument

3.1. strengthen argument

3.1.1. Strengthen

3.1.1.1. stem

3.1.1.1.1. support/help/justify

3.1.1.2. method

3.1.1.2.1. 1. identify conclusion

3.1.1.2.2. 2. assess each answer choice whether weaken, over subject or strengthen

3.1.1.2.3. 3. use negate tool in case considering 2 options

3.1.2. Assumption

3.1.2.1. stem

3.1.2.1.1. assume/presuppose/unless

3.1.2.2. method

3.1.2.2.1. negate answer choices

3.1.3. must be true

3.1.3.1. stem

3.1.3.1.1. if the statement above are true/correct

3.1.3.1.2. which one follow must be true/most supported/infer from passage/

3.1.3.2. method

3.1.3.2.1. paraphrased stimulation

3.1.3.2.2. combination of statement in stimuli

3.1.3.2.3. correct answer choice must be result inferred from the stimulus

3.1.4. Paradox

3.1.4.1. steam

3.1.4.1.1. " which one of the following, if true"

3.1.4.1.2. resolve,explain,reconcile

3.1.4.1.3. paradox,discrepancy,contradiction,conflict

3.1.4.2. method

3.1.4.2.1. find the cause of the situation

3.1.4.3. hint for incorrect choice

3.1.4.3.1. some,

3.2. weaken argument

3.2.1. Weaken

3.2.1.1. stem

3.2.1.1.1. weaken/undermine/attack/refute/cast doubt/challenge/counter/call into question/damage

3.2.1.2. method

3.2.1.2.1. attack conclusion

3.2.2. Flaw

3.2.2.1. stem

3.2.2.1.1. flaw/vulnerable/fallacious

3.2.2.2. method

3.2.2.2.1. find error of reasoning in stimulus

3.2.2.2.2. eliminate incorrect in answer choices