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Video: How to Weaken a Critical Reasoning Argument

Posted in Test Prep on March 4, 2011 by

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In this video, Jen and Dave will run through the basics of “weaken” CR questions. In past CR videos, you’ve learned how to strengthen a CR argument; now learn to identify answer choices that act as weakeners.

As Jen and Dave explain, two of the most common ways an answer choice will weaken a CR argument include:

  • Invalidating an assumption on which the argument depends
  • Providing a piece of evidence that makes the conclusion less valid

Click here to view the previous parts of this lesson, and stay tuned for the last installment!