evaluating truth and validity exercise/ original only

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1.  The credit card habit promotes careless spending, particularly among young people. Therefore, credit card companies should not be permitted to issue credit cards to anyone under age 21

2.  No one who ever attends this college achieved distinction after graduation. Marvin attends this college therefore Marvin will not achieve distinction after graduation.

3.  It’s ridiculous to think that there will be fewer deaths if we ban handguns. Handguns font kill people; people kills people.

Apply the following in 350 to 500 words for each scenario:

·  Evaluate each argument, using the 4-step process described regarding soundness of reasoning (truth and validity).

1.  state your argument fully

2.  Examine each part of your argument for errors affecting truth

3.  Examine your argument for validity errors: that is consider the reasoning that links conclusion to premises. Determine whether your conclusion is legitimate or illegitimate.

4.  If you find one or more errors revise your argument to eliminate them.

·  Explain your assessment and add alternative argumentation where necessary.

Please remember to state which argument you are writing about and remember to cite and reference as a quote!!

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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