Mastering "Logic in Argument Analysis"

The Skill

Logic in Argument Analysis.

Essential Definition

An essential skill in the critcal thinking strand of Kidport is the ability to look at an argument and determine its usefulness, relevancy, and validity. Arguments are situations where one is trying to support a position on some topic. They are attempts to persuade. Thus, there analysis must be careful because they are not usually based on yes or no objective data that can be proven one way or another. Logic and reason must still be applied to arguments to determine if they make sense and can hold up under scrutiny.

Examples of How Used in Kidport

You can review the entire set of lessons and units we have used as the building blocks of this study skill at any time while working through the activities on this skill.

How Useful and Why its Worth Learning


Rules of Use

When to use?

How to Start?

What to do next ?

How do you know when to stop?

Procedures - Major steps in using this skill

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Step Two

Step Three

Step Four How to do step

Guided Walkthru

Try the Skill Yourself

Reflect What You Have Done

Mnemonic, Saying, or Acronym for Recall


Phase 2 - Quiz

Phase 3 - Review Lessons for transfer and elaboration

Transfer to Other Subjects

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