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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Argumentation and Critical Thinking Tutorial
Submitted by: Dan Barnett on Feb 28, 2003
Date Last Modified: Feb 28, 2003
Title: Quick Trip Down the Reason Roadway
Description: A refresher in formal and informal logic, the Quick Trip comes just before a given logic exam. The idea is for the student, working as an individual, to complete a bank of assigned "tests" as homework. Some of the questions (with the permission of the author) will appear on the exam.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 10-30 minutes for one or two test banks.
Topics: Formal logic
Informal logic
Course: Introduction to Logic; Logic and Critical Thinking
Audience: College General Ed
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Familiarity with logical concepts and informal fallacies.
Learning Objectives: Students will reinforce their understanding of logical concepts and informal logic as they complete the various test banks; they will also find the test banks a study guide since some of the questions will appear also on an exam
Technical Notes: No special programs are needed. If the student has a modem connection to the Internet the assignment can be completed.
Text of Learning Exercise: This is a homework assignment.

Read the instructors for accessing the Tutorial. Connect to the internet, type
in the appropriate URL, and then go through test banks ___ and ___. Try to
finish in about a half hour. Special incentive: four of the questions in the
test banks will appear on the exam.
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