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By Brooke Noel Moore

Greater than the other textbook, Moore and Parker's serious pondering has outlined the constitution and content material of the severe pondering direction at schools and universities around the country--and has performed so with a witty writing variety that scholars get pleasure from. present examples suitable to cutting-edge scholars convey the techniques of severe pondering to lifestyles in brilliant aspect. This 9th version bargains an abundance of recent workouts and examples, in addition to a renewed concentrate on the significance of constructing severe considering abilities.

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Because . . ■ In view of . . ■ This is implied by . . ■ Given . . ■ A critical thinker will sometimes think twice about a sign when the context warrants it. ” Again, many arguments don’t contain indicator words; you just have to pay attention to whether a passage is an attempt to support or demonstrate something. We provide several exercises at the end of this chapter to help you learn to identify arguments. OTHER TERMS AND CONCEPTS You have probably gotten the idea by now that a lot of the vocabulary we use in this book comes directly from ordinary English.

9. If you want to purchase the house, you must exercise your option before June 30, 2009. Otherwise, you will forfeit the option price. 6/17/08 10:31:44 AM Confirming Pages EXERCISES ▲ 25 10. John Montgomery has been the Eastern Baseball League’s best closer this season. Unfortunately, when a closer fails, as Montgomery did last night, there’s usually not much chance to recover. 11. ’ ” — Consumer Reports Exercise 1-4 Determine which of the following passages contain arguments. For any that do, identify the argument’s conclusion.

These include cattle farming, dairy farming, industry, tourism, and urban development. So it is simply not so that the sugar industry is completely responsible for the pollution of these waters. a. Whether pollution of the waters of the Everglades and Florida Bay is due to multiple causes b. Whether pollution is caused by cattle farming, dairy farming, industry, tourism, and urban development c. Whether the sugar industry is partly responsible for the pollution of these waters d. Whether the sugar industry is completely responsible for the pollution of these waters 4.

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