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OVERVIEW: The way to well-written science

How to do the Course


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

Set 6 - Assessing

Looking at the use of evidence in an argument, and the quality and applicability of that evidence, is just the first step in assessing the quality of an argument. Here we will begin to see how we can assess EVERY type item box on a simple, one branch, Rationale map.

By systematically checking every item on a map, we can better assess whether or not an argument as a whole is any good.  Such evaluation is the heart of critical thinking.

In the next two sets you will ask 'should I be convinced by this argument?', and show your evaluation on a Rationale Reasoning map.

Skills and key concepts



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