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1

Interpertation

Read the text carefully to make sure that you have understood it.

2

Argument identification

Determine that the text contains an argument.

3

Argument analysis

Identify the premises and conclusions of the argument by attending to the context and presence of indicator words.

4

Removal of logically irrelevant material

Remove logically irrelevant material, like asides, background information, introductory remarks, personal comments and repetitions.

5

Complete statements

Paraphrase the premises and conclusion if necessary to obtain complete statements; premises and conclusion must not be formulated as commands, exclamations or questions.

6

Argument dissection

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.

7

Numbering

Number the premises, the conclusion, and arrange them in standard form with the premises preceding the conclusion.

8

Comparison

compare the standardized argument with the original text to make sure that nothing essential was omitted or anything inessential admitted into the standardized argument.