Logical Reasoning: The Anatomy of Arguments

Learn how to analyze the validity of arguments, and how to spot flawed/specious logic from an experienced LSAT teacher.
Instructed by Kalyan Dudala
  • Lectures 3
  • Video 1 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English , captions
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Course Description

Topics Covered

The structure of arguments

Conclusions

Premises

Assumptions

Facts and Evidence

Sufficient and Necessary Assumptions

Strengthening and Weakening Arguments

Identifying Logical Flaws in Arguments


Course Materials

Downloadable pdf lessons with relatable examples and step-by-step dissections of arguments, and quizzes at the end of each section. Video segments will be uploaded on an as available basis, but these are optional, since the pdf lessons are intended to be comprehensive and portable. 

NOTE: This is not a "canned course" and I am not trying to sell you anything. The intent is to create engaging materials that are fun for me to write, and for you to read, while simultaneously expanding your ability to reason.

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  • Over 3 lectures and 07 mins of content!

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Curriculum

Section 1: The Anatomy of an Argument
Arguments and Necessary Assumptions
2 pages
An Introduction to the Negation Test
2 pages
Logical Opposites, Quantifiers, and Hard-to-Negate Statements
3 pages
Practice with Negation
4 questions
Practice with Negation (continued)
1 question
Practice with Quantifiers
4 questions

Instructor Biography

About Kalyan Dudala

As a teacher for a major standardized prep company, Kalyan has helped hundreds of students better their LSAT scores, some by as many as 20 points. He has graduate degrees in Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, and Economics. Having spent more time in classrooms than most people, he has been exposed to a wide variety of teaching styles, ranging from small classes that employed the Socratic Method to massive lecture courses in cavernous halls comprising over 100 students. He is a firm believer in the transformative power of virtual learning and hopes to bring it to demographics where the need for excellent teachers is greatest.

As a native of India, he is acutely aware of the disparity in the quality of education available to those who can afford it and those who cannot, and is committed to working to provide the same learning tools and opportunities to everyone irrespective of differences in social capital.

A little known fact about Kalyan is that he is a massive technology geek who has stripped and salvaged components from over 100 personal computers. Needless to say, the potential impact of technology recycling programs on virtual learning is not lost upon him.

Kalyan wears many hats as an educator. At one point or another, he has played all of the following roles: GMAT teacher, LSAT teacher, content developer, statistician/data miner, business analyst, test prep blogger, and student support specialist.

He can currently be found dividing his time between improving data mining tools for a major test prep company, helping students with logic in the LSAT classroom, and thanking his stars he isn’t sitting on a lab bench cutting up small animals in the name of Science.

In his spare time, he plays the guitar, keyboards, and harmonica and invests considerable energy in sounding like the poor man’s Bob Dylan.

 

Educational Background

MA, in Economics , City University of NY

MA, in Genetics , Columbia University

MS in Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University

BS in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology with minor in Sociology

Drake University


Standardized Test Scores

770/800 on the GMAT, 1530/1600 on the GRE


 


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