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Trevon on November 6, 2017

Cause and Effect

Would it be valid to conclude that the cause is the conclusion and the effect is the premise?

10 Replies

Mehran on February 28, 2018

For the most part, this is correct because the author is trying to explain something to us, i.e. the observed effect.

And his or her conclusion is the proposed cause.

Hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Laura on April 23, 2018

Ok, but in example 2 (Weaken: Cause & Effect) Q6, you state the premise is the effect and conclusion is cause. Why? I thought author was trying to prove that Carl was an incompetent detective. Please explain.

teryl on July 17, 2018

Hello, as previously stated the video blacks out at 1 hr 23 minutes in (question 9).

Mehran on July 19, 2018

@LauraElena yes that is correct. In example 6, the observed effect we are trying to explain is why Carl has only solved 1 out of 25 cases. The author's proposed cause? He is incompetent.

This is identical to what I stated above. Conclusion = cause.

Hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

on November 13 at 08:02AM

Video cuts out after the during question 8 explanation and from then on out. What’s the deal?

Ravi on December 22 at 06:29PM

@LauraElena, did you have another question? Your most recent answer is blank, so if you do have another one, let us know how we can help!

Robert on May 29 at 08:11PM

also to the question with the pets, the correct answer must be opposite of the effect and still have the same cause in order for it to be correct?

Ravi on May 30 at 01:32AM

@sigmajonez14, could you clarify which question you're referring to (as in, which example question)? I'm not seeing the question with pets, so if you could direct me to where it is, that'd be great.

Robert on June 4 at 09:42PM

Okay just need help finding the principle and and staying away from out of scope answers

Ravi on June 7 at 08:27PM

@sigmajonez14 make sure you're focusing on the content of the stimulus in the question you're reading, and that'll help you to stay away from choosing answers that are out of scope. Out of scope answers are easily apparent when you have a strong grasp of the stimulus and argument you're being presented. To find the principle, think about the argument in broad terms. Questions that ask you for the principle often are looking for you to think about the big picture of what the argument is getting at.