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Exercises 1-6

Use the seven rules to convert the following pieces of text into clear, well-formed claims on your workspace.

These aren't connected pieces of reasoning, so make as many unconnected white claim boxes as you need.

Drag and drop portions of text onto the workspace then double click on boxes to edit raw text into refined claims.

 

1. A Goods and Services Tax is regressive, and it is burdensome for business

Drag and drop sections of the above text onto the workspace to proceed.  This works with any version of Rationale.

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2. Do we want a nuclear rubbish dump next to our crops?

Drag and drop sections of the above text onto the workspace to proceed.  This works with any version of Rationale.

Model answer

 

3. Any way you look at it, isn't it abundantly clear that we have far more to gain by reducing greenhouse gas emissions than we have to lose?

Drag and drop sections of the above text onto the workspace to proceed.  This works with any version of Rationale.

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4. Final completion of the long awaited library facility remains a period of six months off in May

Drag and drop sections of the above text onto the workspace to proceed.  This works with any version of Rationale.

Model answer

 

5. Neither tigers nor lions make suitable pets

Drag and drop sections of the above text onto the workspace to proceed.  This works with any version of Rationale.

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6. Lygon Street - amazing food and a fun atmosphere

Drag and drop sections of the above text onto the workspace to proceed.  This works with any version of Rationale.

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Set 4 - Refining claims • Claims • Seven rules • Exercises 1-6 • Exercises 7-10 • Final


Austhink 2007.  Rationale Exercises version 0.1, Sep-07

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