Throughout this course, you have analyzed the types and strength of arguments. One of the more challenging tasks in critical thinking is discerning the differences between inductive and deductive reasoning.
For this final written assignment, you will construct two paragraphs. One paragraph will provide an example of inductive reasoning and the other an example of deductive reasoning. For both paragraphs, you are to include the following using complete sentences:
1. Description of the argument
2. Explanation of the premises
3. Explanation of conclusion
4. Explanation of why the example is inductive or deductive
You may use either real or fictional examples but not the examples used in week four’s assignment.
Criteria for Success
These assignments are designed to give you an opportunity to practice as well as demonstrate the fundamental skills a critical thinker needs. It is not enough to simply meet the minimum word requirement. In order to excel in this assignment, you should
1. Knowledgeably employ the terms and ideas in the class materials and apply them to your given topic.
2. Skillfully and specifically analyze your given object of investigation.
3. Connect to your own experience and the world around you
For this assignment, you should not need to consult or utilize any outside sources. If you feel compelled to make reference to outside sources or other people’s words or ideas, you need to cite them using APA citation, or you may be committing plagiarism. (Please see APA information provided by your library, or contact either me or the librarian if you need clarification on APA citation).
Your assignment should be a minimum of 500 words (not including headers, references or other items not part of the main assignment text) and should be formatted according to APA specifications.