Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

Alex on January 2 at 05:12PM

Errors in Reasoning

Where can I get a list of common Errors of reasoning found in the lsat? i.e. ad hominem, circular reasoning etc.

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on January 2 at 10:28PM

Hello @amathew0311,

You may have already seen Mehran's video lesson for errors in reasoning. If not, you should take a look. He gives 12 examples of the most common errors. I've put them in a list for you:

1. Overlooking a Possible Cause (correlation vs. causation)
2. Fallacy of Composition (part vs. whole)
3. Circular Reasoning
4. Equivocal Language
5. Ad Hominem
6. Mistaken Reversal (mistaking sufficient condition for a necessary condition, and vice versa)
7. Probabilistic Statement vs. Absolute Statement
8. Absence of evidence does not equal evidence against
9. Incompatible Assumptions
10. Unrepresentative Sample
11. Overlooking the Middle Ground
12. Mistaking Rate/Percentage for Absolute Number