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PART I: Paragraphs and Sentences...

SET 1: The Parts of Arguments

SET 2: Indicator Words

SET 3: Refining Claims

SET 4: Locating Arguments in Prose

SET 5: Rationale's Essay Planner

SET 6: Assessing

SET 7 : More on Assessing


We will take the following text and draw a Rationale reasoning map of the argument:

'People should study philosophy. Why? Because it deals with fundamental questions and it provides fundamental skills. Of course, some people may object that studying philosophy doesn't get you a job, but I refute this claim, because philosophy graduates are highly valued by employers due to their advanced reasoning skills'.


Here's how the argument map looks:

Philosophy model map

Here's how we arrived at this map.



Content of this page drawn in whole or part from the Austhink Rationale Exercises with permission from Austhink.