You will be presented with a shorter statement or a question and an argument about the statement. You must indicate whether the argument is strong or weak. You must assess whether the argument directly addresses all (important) elements of the proposition
Would it be good for public health if additional taxes were imposed on sugar?
No, sugar is an important ingredient in many recipes. Without sugar it is practically impossible to bake cakes and pies.
This is a weak argument. The argument may be true, but it does not address the statement properly. The argument does not address public health and this is the core of the proposition.
You can pay attention to the following points for arguments when evaluating arguments:
We work out three examples and then you can do three practice exercises that deal with the component recognizing assumptions.