and Critical Reasoning
quiz #6 information
Quiz #6 (which is optional) will be given Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, from 9:45 am to 12 noon.
The quiz will include the following material:
*Key concepts around arguments (Including premises, conclusions, validity, soundness)
*Meanings and truth-table definitions of the logical operators (not, and, or, if ... then ..., if and only if)
*Translations between English and proposiitional logic.
*Informal fallacies (definition, recognize different kinds of fallacy, explain the flaw in reasoning in a particular fallacy).
*Key concepts about wffs or sets of wffs (tautology, contradiction, contingent, equivalent, satisfiable, unsatisfiable)
*Truth-tables (basics about how to construct them, how to use them to determine whether an argument is valid or invlaid, how to use them to determine whether a set of wffs is satisfiable or unsatisfiable, or equivalent, how to use them to determine whether a wff is a tautology, a contradiction, or contingent)
*Proofs (how to use rules of inference and rules of replacement, how to construct indirect and conditional proofs)
If your performance on Quiz 6 is worse than your worst letter-grade on Quizzes 1-5, Quiz 6 will not count toward your final grade.
If your performance on Quiz 6 is better than your worst letter-grade on Quizzes 1-5, Quiz 6 will be weighted as two quizzes in computing your final quiz grade (i.e., Quiz 6 will count for 1/3 of your quiz average).
Besides coming to class and asking questions, the best way to study for this quiz is to work through homework problems and problems from the old quizzes.
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