Components of an Arguments test

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When evaluating an argument with unstated premises, which of the following is the most appropriate tactic? Find a claim that would make the argument invalid or weak and evaluate the argument as if this claim had been included.

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Week 2 Knowledge Check Study GuideWeek 2 Knowledge Check Study GuideConceptsMasteryComponents of anArgument - ClaimsTypes of ArgumentArgumentQuestions50%12100%3450%51175%78Components of anScore: 8 / 116Differences BetweenInductive and Deductive910ArgumentsConcept: Components of an Argument - ClaimsMastery1.50%Questions12When evaluating an argument with unstated premises, which of the following is the most appropriate tactic?A.Find a claim that would make the argument invalid orweak and evaluate the argument as if this claim had beenincluded.B.Dont add anything. If the arguer had wanted a claim tobe included, he or she would have included it. Evaluatethe argument as it stands.C.Find a claim that would make the argument valid orstrong and evaluate the argument as if this claim hadbeen included.Correct:The Correct Answer is: C.When you approach an argument without an obvious claim, the best approach is to give the best read. It is important to find the best claim to make the argument work. 2.All of the following are reasons that you should include claims that contradict the conclusion when diagramming an argument EXCEPT:A.It shows that you have considered other sides of the issueand found them wanting.B.To confuse your audienceC.To bring up an objection, and then give reasons forrejecting it, is more powerful argumentation than toignore possible objections to yo

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