The multiple-choice questions require that you apply the central concepts that we have covered in novel material. Analyzing an argument in the news or in other classes is difficult because you have to decide what approach to take and what to focus on. The prompts provided in the questions will help guide your development of this analytical process.
The short answer questions require that you write a short evaluation of an argument or explain a central concept in your own words. To receive a good grade on these questions, your answer should be formulated as clearly and precisely as possible. Try to avoid misusing technical vocabulary, writing something vague or just re-writing the argument or question. Unless otherwise stated, you can receive full marks with a very short answer (2-3 sentences) provided that your answer is clear and on point.
Section I: Multiple Choice / 11
Section II: Argument Reconstruction /6
Section III: Logic and Deductive Reasoning /3
Section VI: Short Answer /10