People who take what others regard as a ridiculous position should not bother to say, "I mean every word!" For either...

erica on June 1, 2021

How do we know when we need to diagram?

On the video we diagrammed every question but I can not distinguish when to diagram and when to not? Thank you!

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Ambria on June 22, 2021

An answer to this question would be great!

KeishaG on August 9, 2021

This is a great question! I find myself not knowing when to diagram certain questions as well.

sdaly8 on October 26, 2022

I could be wrong, but I think because there isn't clear sufficient and necessary language there would be no diagram. Words like "all", "every", "some" would warrant a diagram.

Emil-Kunkin on November 12, 2022


This is more of an art than a science, but generally, I would only diagram arguments that are heavily sufficient and necessary. You may want to start off by diagraming more, and then diagraming less as you become more confident and comfortable.