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PREMISES KEY WORDS
Because, Since, Assume, For, May be derived from, Is evidence that, Suppose, As, In that, Inasmuch as, If, Owing to
CONCLUSION KEY WORDS
Hence, As a result, Follows that, Therefore, Means that, Shows that, Conclude that, Thus, So, Implies, Consequently, Accordingly
Why Test
1) Take the Conclusion and ask WHY?
2) Take the Premises and apply it to the conclusion to determine the WHY?
PROCESS ANSWERING QUESTIONS
1) Read the Question
2) Find the Conclusion
3) Use the why test
4) Put conclusion into own words
5) Process of elminate
PREMISES
Facts or evidence from which a conclusion is drawn. Take premises to be true even if they are opinions.
CONCLUSION
The conclusion is what the argument hopes to establish or prove.
RESOLVE/EXPLAIN
A resolve question ask you to choose a fact that, if true shows how an apperently impossible situation came to be.
RESOLVE/EXPLAIN KEY WORDS
Resolve, Explain a pardox, Discrepancy, Contridiction
STRENGTHEN THROUGH ASSUMPTION
*NOT AN ASSUMPTION QUESTION*

Question ask you to strenghten through assumption. Find a statement that if it were assumed would seal the deal on the conclusion.
STRENGTHEN QUESTION
A Strengthen question ask you to choose a fact. That makes the conclusion more likely to be correct.
STRENGTHEN KEY WORDS
Strengthen, Support, Justify
WEAKEN QUESTION
A weaken question ask you to choose a fact that if true would make the conclusion less likely to be true.
WEAKEN KEY WORDS
Weakens, Undermines, Cast doubts
MAIN POINT QUESTION
Ask you to find the best paraphase of the argument conclusion.
MAIN POINT KEY WORDS
Main point, Main Conclusion