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1 EOC English I Logic Reporting Category Question Types and Examples

2 Reporting Categories The state of Tennessee has outlined certain standards you should master in each subject/class you take. The EOC tests these standards and how well you have mastered them. Standards are divided into categories: Language, Writing and Research, Communication and Media, Logic, Literature, and Informational Text.

3 Logic Standards in the Logic category measure how you process language and information/ how you think through problems.

4 Logic Standards Identify cause-effect relationships in a text. Identify a false premise. Writer bias, assumptions, stereotypes. Strong/weak arguments. Stated/implied evidence. Logical fallacy.

5 Logic Standards Inferences and conclusions Analogies Persuasive devices in ads (bandwagon, loaded words, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks, etc.) Fact and opinion Deductive/Inductive Reasoning

6 Deductive Reasoning Come to a conclusion moving from the general to the specific Use a syllogism (formula argument) Every X has the characteristic Y This is an X It has the characteristic Y Every X has the characteristic Y This is an X It has the characteristic Y

7 Examples All men must die I am a man Therefore, I must die All planets revolve around the sun The Earth is a planet Therefore, it must revolve around the sun All planets revolve around the sun The Earth is a planet Therefore, it must revolve around the sun

8 EOC Question John visits his local library to use the computer and apply for a summer job on the Internet. However, he has to wait over an hour for his turn. When he finally gets to use the computer, he barely has time to check his . He is not able to complete the application for the summer job. Based on the passage, which of the following is an example of deductive reasoning? A. The public library has computers. The narrator needs to use a computer. Therefore, the narrator goes to the library. B. The narrator waits to use computers at the library. The library in the narrator’s town has several computers. Therefore, computers are popular. C. The narrator missed a job opportunity. The computer was slow. Therefore, computers prevent people from finding jobs. D. Internet access is important for the narrator. The library in the narrator’s town has computers with online access. Therefore, many people use computers at public libraries.


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