9. Types of Support
1. Deductive Support
Dimensions of Evaluation
2. Strength of Support
(Deductive) Validity: An argument is valid if and only if it is impossible for all its
premises to be true and its conclusion false.
Is the ar
8.1 Explain the 7 basic principles for meetings and identify 5 characteristics of a good
Be familiar with how the groups objective relates to the schools overall curriculum.
Think of activities that can help your group to meet
5.2 Solving Quadratics by Factoring
Factoring a Trinomial of the Form x2+bx+c
A trinomial will factor into the product of 2 binomials
x 2 bx c ( x m)( x n)
x 2 (m n) x mn
So the sum of m and n must equal b and the product of
m and n must equal c.
Section A, Part 9: Communication
(Put all of your final responses on separate paper)
Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and
paragraphs. It isn't about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.- John Kott
Solution of an inequality in two variables
An ordered pair (x, y) that gives a true statement when x and y are
substituted in the inequality.
Checking Solution of Inequalities
Check whether the ordered pairs are solutions of the inequality
x - 4y < 1
LSAT and GMAT Questions-Key
The GMAT and, especially LSAT, ask questions that test your ability to apply the skills the
course develops to a wide range of subject matter. By applying these skills so broadly, you raise
the probability that you can take adv
3. Youre Full of Yourself
1. The Above Average Effect
Below Average Effect:
Explanation of Above/Below Avg Effects
A. Our relative abilities are products of our own abilities and those of others.
C. Availability Heuristic:
2. Competition Neglect
Part I: For each of the following questions, select all that apply:
1. Which of the following is true of validity?
a. A reason can be valid.
b. All valid arguments have true conclusions.
c. A valid argument can have a false premise.
d. A va
o In some contexts, the main point of a passage might be an entire argument
o In such a case, a bare bones paraphrase will mention all parts of the argument,
whetehr implicit or not
o Or cocus, however, is on the argume
Statement vs. declarative sentence
o Declarative sentences are linguistic items that express statements (when used
Two different sentences can express the same statement
The cat is on the mat and Die katze ist auf der matte are two
How important are arguments for intellectual health?
o If we cant provide good, non-circular argument that perception is trustworthy:
Should we stop trusting perception until we have such an argument?
Or should we rethink the place that argument has an
Extreme relativism is self-defeating, in part, because it provides a
truth-standard for all claims
So it provides the truth standard for itself
Moral relativism only provides a truth-standard f
Tetlocks expert political judgment
o telocks conclusion was daming. The experts in his survey- regardless of their
occupation, experience, or subfield- had done barely any better than random
chance at predicting future political events
o They were grossl
Why talk about overconfidence?
o It can get you killed
o It can lead to you or your company to make bad decisions
o By understanding the ways we become overconfident we can reach more realistic
assessments of ourselves and our options
Explanation of Abov
o A bias toward confirming your preexisting beliefs and expectations
Main point of section
o You tend to only search for, see, and remember evidence that confirms your bias
The Problem: What the subjects searched for
o What they looked