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LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« on: May 26, 2007, 01:17:13 PM »
Just wanted to pass this one along. It got me and I hate it for it. I simply didn't ID the conclusion correctly.

Maybe a little discussion about effective strategies to ID the conclusion more quickly and accurately?

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 04:13:07 PM »
This one is tricky because of the "Thus" which usually indicates conclusion.  The first sentence, however, is supported by that (subsidiary) conclusion.

Conclusions can do 3 things.  Disagree, interpret evidence, or make a recommendation.  Sentences that don't do one of these things can't be our conclusion.  Sentence 2 just states an idea with no justification, so it's out.  Sentence 3 (the "Thus") kinda sorta (poorly) follows from sentence 2, but it's a bit of a stretch.  If we accept that as true, however, it provides evidence for Sentence 1, the actual conclusion.

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 06:13:06 PM »
have you read LR Bible's Method of Reasoning section?
THey have an excellent  insight into this tricky question.

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007, 06:58:18 PM »
have you read LR Bible's Method of Reasoning section?
THey have an excellent insight into this tricky question.

No, can you elaborate?

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 07:28:43 PM »
have you read LR Bible's Method of Reasoning section?
THey have an excellent insight into this tricky question.

No, can you elaborate?
i didn't mean this question specifically. Please don't think i am questioning your explanation because it is a good one. I meant that they explain these tricks (like putting  "thus" in the end so people would be confused that that is the main conclusion not a subsidiary one) very well IMHO.

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 07:29:26 PM »
 Sentence 3 (the "Thus") kinda sorta (poorly) follows from sentence 2, but it's a bit of a stretch.  If we accept that as true, however, it provides evidence for Sentence 1, the actual conclusion
I agree

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 09:03:17 PM »
Just wanted to pass this one along. It got me and I hate it for it. I simply didn't ID the conclusion correctly.

Maybe a little discussion about effective strategies to ID the conclusion more quickly and accurately?

What answer did you originally pick?  I kind of figured that B,C,D were easy to reject, leaving A & E as the only possible choices left. It looks to me that only sentence 2 offers a premise, so that eliminated A.  I guess it is not such a sophisticated method, though...

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Re: LR 42.4.16 - ID the Conclusion
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2007, 12:43:09 PM »
thanks Jeffort! I personally become wary when i see huge passage. I keep in mind that the question can be "Method Reasoning comclusion and sub-consclusion ID".