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Critical Thinking 4: Reconstructing arguments July 16, 2009 Kepa Korta kepa.korta@gmail.com
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Conventions The conclusion is underlined and labelled by C Premises are enclosed in brackets and labelled by P1, P2, etc. A missing premise or conclusion is labelled by MPx or MC
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Example The most important challenge facing educators today is to teach students how to write decent prose. By “decent prose” I do not mean elegant writing: I mean simple straightforward writing that conforms to the rules of English grammar and clearly conveys its meaning. The ability to write decent prose is important because those who lack it will be unable to understand the great achievements of our cultural heritage---whether of Homer or Hemingway--- and, perhaps, even more important, will be unable to communicate effectively in today’s world.
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Example The most important challenge facing educators today is to teach students how to write decent prose . (C) By “decent prose” I do not mean elegant writing: I mean simple straightforward writing that conforms to the rules of English grammar and clearly conveys its meaning. The ability to write decent prose is important because those who lack it will be unable to understand the great achievements of our cultural heritage---whether of Homer or Hemingway--- and, perhaps, even more important, will be unable to communicate effectively in today’s world.
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Example The most important challenge facing educators today is to teach students how to write decent prose . (C) By “decent prose” I do not mean elegant writing: I mean simple straightforward writing that conforms to
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course PHIL 2003 taught by Professor Kepakorta during the Summer '09 term at Carleton.

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