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Critical Thinking Tutorial: Learning Outcomes

This tutorial will empower you with valuable critical thinking skills that are essential for your university education.

Why Learn to Construct an Argument

The logic video describes what the premise of an argument is in relation to its conclusion and demonstrates how to test if an argument is valid or sound. Testing for validity and soundness are key critical thinking skills. At university, you will use these argument analysis skills to examine how accurate arguments are, to differentiate between good and poor arguments, and to construct sound arguments of your own.

  Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module on analyzing arguments, you should be able to

  • Recognize premises and conclusions in arguments
  • Differentiate a good argument from a poor argument
  • Determine when a simple argument is valid
  • Determine when a simple argument is sound
  • Classify arguments as either inductive or deductive