Answer the questions below: (attached)
1.What makes an argument good?
2.Do Discovery Exercise on pages 225-226.
3.How can critical thinking be applied to an argument?
4.Why is it important to know the source of an argument?
5.Do ‘class discussion’ on pages 229-230. Debate question example: Should 18-year-olds be given the right to buy alcohol?
6.What is the difference between an argument and a report?
7.Do class discussion on pages 232-233.
8.What are two types of argument structures? (pages 234-235)
9.What are the components of an argument? (page 233)
10.Do Exercise: Identifying Reasons and Conclusions on page 237
An argument is deemed good if it has true, valid, and strong premises that people can find plausible. Logically, an argument must be valid to be considered good. Critical thinking is vital during arguments because it helps in determining their validity. Evaluating the source of information is a critical part of the argument because this enables an individual to determine the reliability of such data. While reports outlines events using data and facts, arguments are not considered reliable because they are still debatable.