Argument analysis

Argument analysis - Extended arguments In daily life, we...

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1 Extended arguments In daily life, we usually encounter extended arguments such as those found in newspapers. Our task is to sort out the arguments and organize them in the simple form of a flowchart.
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2 Methods 1. Use numerals to label various statements consecutively. 2. Use arrows to represent the inferential links. 3. Useless statements need not be labeled.
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3 Vertical pattern 2 1 1. The HK Government must deal with the high unemployment rate. 2. High unemployment will cause serious crimes.
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4 Horizontal pattern 2 3 4 1 1. Gambling must be banned. 2. Gambling encourages illegal activities. 3. Gamblers can become addictive. 4. There are more family disharmony in a gambling family.
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Conjoint premises 1. Eliminating exam from our secondary schools must be coupled with an effort to ensure a fair continuous assessment. 2. Teachers have to evaluate the performance of students. 3. Without exam, teachers have no way to
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course LOGIC 101 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '11 term at HKU.

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