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Teaching Formal Logic

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  1. Lessons
    Lesson 1: Teaching Logic Restfully with Rigor (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  2. Lesson 2: Logic as a Core Discipline (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  3. Discussion: Logic in One's Life and Study (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 3: Formal Logic vs. Informal Logic
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 4: The Classical Origin and Medieval Recovery of Logic
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  6. Lesson 5: Formal Logic and the Three Acts of the Mind
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 6: Translating Arguments into Categorical Form
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 7: Relationships of Opposition
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 8: Relationships of Equivalence
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    1 Quiz
  10. Lesson 9: Categorical Syllogisms
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    1 Quiz
  11. Lesson 10: Determining Validity of Syllogisms
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  12. Lesson 11: Terms and Definitions
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  13. Lesson 12: Developing the End-of-Year Project
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  14. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Formal Logic
    1 Quiz
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I. Introduction to Syllogisms and Validity
How can you remind and push your students to distinguish analyzing truth from analyzing validity?

II. Arranging the Syllogism
What are the list headings for syllogism construction?

III. Categorical Syllogisms
How can you help students overcome issues of translation when settling on a syllogism’s key terms?

IV. Enthymemes
What are the right questions a student must be asking herself when approaching an argument or position?

V. Moods and Figures
Look at the mnemonic device created by logicians of the Middle Ages. In your own words, explain how it works.