Tips on properly identifying intermediate conclusions

lewis louis
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Tips on properly identifying intermediate conclusions

Postby lewis louis » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:16 am

Anyone have any tips on differentiating intermediate conclusions from overall conclusions on flaw in the arguemnet type questions on LR? Any tips are appareciated. Thanks!

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Re: Tips on properly identifying intermediate conclusions

Postby Noble » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:45 am

It's not the easiest thing on the world. The trouble is that in most LR questions you only realize that you need to have ID's the subsidiary conclusion after reading the answer choices.

I suggest that you identify the conclusion and all of its parts. Analyze the premises leading up to the conclusion and see which one either A.) Lends the strongest hand to the conclusion or B.) comes up with a similar, or related conclusion to the conclusion.

Hope this helps

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Re: Tips on properly identifying intermediate conclusions

Postby kurama20 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:51 am

The best way to find an intermediate conclusion is to first find the main conclusion, which is the one that the entire argument supports. So everything else in the argument needs to support this statement for it to be the overall conclusion. After you determine what that is look for any other statements in the argument that have conclusion indicators in them (therefore, so, etc.). That will be the intermediate conclusion. To double check yourself make sure that the statement that you identified as being the Intermediate conclusion supports the overall conclusion. If it's vice versa then you know which is which as well. HTH

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Re: Tips on properly identifying intermediate conclusions

Postby JazzOne » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:36 am

kurama20 wrote:The best way to find an intermediate conclusion is to first find the main conclusion, which is the one that the entire argument supports. So everything else in the argument needs to support this statement for it to be the overall conclusion. After you determine what that is look for any other statements in the argument that have conclusion indicators in them (therefore, so, etc.). That will be the intermediate conclusion. To double check yourself make sure that the statement that you identified as being the Intermediate conclusion supports the overall conclusion. If it's vice versa then you know which is which as well. HTH

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Re: Tips on properly identifying intermediate conclusions

Postby lewis louis » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:27 pm

Solid advice. Thanks!




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