I. Six Reasoning Principles 1: How to Identify Arguments 2: Types of arguments 3: Put it in your own words 4: Evaluate an Argument 5: Strength & Validity 6: Idea of the Right Answer
 II. CR Question Types A: Must be true questions B: Assumption questions C: Strengthen & weaken D: Main point questions E: Paradox questions F: Reasoning questions
 IIII. Extra Questions A: Extra Questions
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 Guide to Critical Reasoning Questions

C. Strengthen and Weaken Questions

Assumptions connect premises to conclusions. You may strengthen or weaken an argument by strengthening or weakening the assumptions. Here are some examples of Strengthen/Weaken question stems:

Strengthening:

• The conclusion would be more properly drawn if it were made clear that...
• Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion drawn in the passage above?
• The argument as it is presented in the passage above would be most strengthened if which of the following were true?

Weakening:

• Which of the following,
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