Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Logic Reasoning 14

Flaw in Reasoning Questions

same as Method of Reasoning but reasoning in stimulus is flawed
correct answer will identify error in the author's reasoning in general terms
error of reasoning uncertain use of term or concept, using a term in different ways
error of reasoning source argument, attacks person instead of argument
error of reasoning circular reasoning, author assumes as true what is to be proved, conclusion and premise both support each other, "I must be telling the truth because I am not lying."
error of reasoning errors of conditional reasoning, confuses sufficient and necessary conditions
error of reasoning mistaken cause and effect, assumes causality when really only a correlation exists
error of reasoning straw man, distorts or refashions argument to make weaker
error of reasoning lack of evidence, failure to support conclusion
error of reasoning internal contradiction, author makes conflicting statements
error of reasoning appeal fallacies, uses appeal of certain group to persuade, authority, popular opinion/numbers, emotion
error of reasoning survey errors, use biased sample, questions improperly constructed, inaccurate responses
error of reasoning exceptional case/overgeneralization, takes small number of instances and broadens it
error of reasoning errors of composition and division, judgments made about groups and parts of groups
error of reasoning false analogy, uses analogy too dissimilar to original situation to be applicable
error of reasoning false dilemma, assumes only two possible courses of action when really there are more
error of reasoning errors in use of evidence, lack of to prove false or lack of to prove true
error of reasoning time shift errors, assumes conditions remain constant over time
error of reasoning number and percentage errors
stem example "Which one of the following most accurately describes a flaw in the argument's reasoning?"
stem example "The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument"
stem example "The reasoning above is flawed because it fails to recognize that"
Created by: mrshelley
Popular LSAT sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards