Flashcards in Standardization stages Deck (8)
Read the text carefully to make sure that you have understood it.
Determine that the text contains an argument.
Identify the premises and conclusions of the argument by attending to the context and presence of indicator words.
Removal of logically irrelevant material
Remove logically irrelevant material, like asides, background information, introductory remarks, personal comments and repetitions.
Paraphrase the premises and conclusion if necessary to obtain complete statements; premises and conclusion must not be formulated as commands, exclamations or questions.
Make sure that each premise as well as the conclusion consists of a single claim, since combining multiple claims in a single premise or conclusion can distort the argument's form.
Number the premises, the conclusion, and arrange them in standard form with the premises preceding the conclusion.