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

Alex on January 2, 2020

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, 2020

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

on January 10 at 06:43AM

We are in the same video and explanation to each is unavailable. We need a sort definition, and direction at what to look for when we come across these questions in practice.