Testmasters LR Type & Powerscore LR Type Classification

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Testmasters LR Type & Powerscore LR Type Classification

Postby dadownclub8 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:28 am

Hi. I'm wondering if someone can help me match up the Question Types that Testmasters teaches (15) with the ones that Powerscore teaches (13). I would really appreciate it.

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Re: Testmasters LR Type & Powerscore LR Type Classification

Postby Geetar Man » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:37 am

dadownclub8 wrote:Hi. I'm wondering if someone can help me match up the Question Types that Testmasters teaches (15) with the ones that Powerscore teaches (13). I would really appreciate it.


List them from both and I'll tell you. Or anyone else will. It's pretty simple once you get the hang of things.

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Re: Testmasters LR Type & Powerscore LR Type Classification

Postby dadownclub8 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:58 am

These are the thirteen LR types that Powerscore states:

1. Must Be True/Most Supported
2. Main Point
3. Point at Issue
4. Assumption
5. Justify the Conclusion
6. Strengthen/Support
7. Resolve the Paradox
8. Weaken
9. Method of Reasoning
10. Flaw in the Reasoning
11. Parallel Reasoning
12. Evaluate the Argument
13. Cannot Be True

These are the Testmasters Types:
1. Must Be True/Conclusion/Inference
2. Strengthen/Premise/Assumption
3. Weaken/Undermine
4. Method of Reasoning
5. Parallel Reasoning
6. Resolve/Explain
7. Main Point
8. Role/Function
9. Information Useful for the Purpose of Evaluation
10. Cannot Be True/Must Be False
11. Point at Issue
12. Point of Agreement
13. Illustration
14. Misinterpretation
15. Argument Evaluation

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Re: Testmasters LR Type & Powerscore LR Type Classification

Postby Geetar Man » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:15 am

Powerscore is on the left, and Test Masters is on the right

1. Must Be True/Most Supported 1.Must Be True/Conclusion/Inference
2. Main Point 7. Main Point
3. Point at Issue 11. Point at Issue 12. Point of Agreement
4. Assumption 2. Strengthen/Premise/Assumption
5. Justify the Conclusion 2. Strengthen/Premise/Assumption 13) Illustration
6. Strengthen/Support 2. Strengthen/Premise/Assumption
7. Resolve the Paradox 6. Resolve/Explain
8. Weaken 3. Weaken/Undermine
9. Method of Reasoning 4. Method of Reasoning 8. Role/Function
10. Flaw in the Reasoning 15. Argument Evaluation 14. Misinterpretation
11. Parallel Reasoning 5. Parallel Reasoning
12. Evaluate the Argument 9. Information Useful for the Purpose of Evaluation
13. Cannot Be True 10. Cannot Be True/Must Be False



Really, in my opinion, this is what it should look like:

1) Paradox
2) Method of Reasoning
3) Flaw in Reasoning
4) Parallel Reasoning
5) Principle Justify
6) Principle Conform
7) Must be True/ Most Likely Supported/ Cannot Be True
8 ) Weaken
9) Strengthen
10) Necessary Assumption
11) Sufficient Assumption
12) Main Point
13) Evaluate the argument


Honestly, you're better off using Powerscore's classification. Also, make sure to know the difference between a necessary assumption and sufficient assumption. They often require slightly different strength in answer choices. HTH




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