10 terms

Critical Reasoning

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Reasoning
the process of drawing a conclusion on the basis of evidence
argument
A statement put forth and supported by evidence
claim
the writer's position on an issue or problem
relevant
important; pertinent
Skepticism
An attitude of doubt
evidence
proof
Observation
Information obtained through the senses.
misleading
giving the wrong idea
assumption
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.
Inference
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
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