What characteristics define deduction

HUM 330 Week 1 Assignment Worksheet


Complete the following tables to assist you in writing your paper


Table 1:

Conclusion Premise or “Hidden Premise”
1. Everyone I know likes Chick-a-Cola. It must be really good!  
2. I can’t believe the McDonald’s VP is voting to cut employee benefits. He must be in the president’s pocket.  
3. If a restaurant is crowded, then people love the menu. The restaurant is crowded. People must love the new menu.  
4. Industrialized cattle farms are immoral because they murder animals.  
5. The fast food industry is in turmoil. The poor economy has brought down consumer spending, so the fast food industry is going to collapse.  


Table 2:


Question Conclusion 1 Conclusion 2 Conclusion 3 Conclusion 4 Conclusion 5
Does Assumption Support Conclusion” (yes/no)          
Notes addressing why assumption supports the conclusion or why is does not.          
Deductive or Inductive Reasoning?          



Table 3:

Question Notes for answer
What characteristics define deduction?  
What defines induction?  
How can assumptions inform the premise of an argument?  
Contrast the principal differences between explicitly expressed and tacitly implied premises.  
Which of the conclusions have explicitly expressed or tacitly implied premises?  
Explain the effect explicit and implicit assumptions have on the final conclusion.  


Write your scripts beginning on the blank page below.


Using the information you inserted in Table 1 above, you can now write the script for Podcast Segment 1: Spot the Premise.


Keep in mind the guidelines for engaging the audience and formatting:


Engaging the audience:

· Use clear, concise sentences.

· Use clear and relatable real-world examples to help explain concepts.

· Use language intended for a listener as opposed to a reader. For example, avoid language such as “As you can see…”

· Share your enthusiasm and interest in the subject matter.

· Relate the material back to your own personal experience when possible.

· Read the entry out loud to yourself before finalizing it.


· All podcast scripts should be contained within one document.

· Label each script with the segment title provided in the entry requirements.

· At the end of the script, cite the sources you used to complete it.


Once you have your Segment 1 Script, move on to write the script for Podcast Segment 2: Defending the Premises. Use the information you inserted in Tables 2 and 3 above to complete this script.

Podcast Segment 1: Spot the Premise

































Podcast Segment 2: Spot the Premise

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