Testing Strength of Arguments
STATEMENT : Should the education at all levels be offered only in vernacular medium?
ARGUMENTS : I. Yes. This is the only way to enhance performance of the students.
II. No. This will severely affect acquiring knowledge for want of good text books in vernacular
|A||if only assumption I is implicit|
|B||if only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||if either I or II is implicit|
|D||if neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||if both I and II are implicit.|
(i) Weak: It is an opinion as it is not “the only way” of enhancing performance.
(ii) Weak: The argument tends to predicts an undesirable outcome based on a fact which is incorrect. The knowledge will be affected as there is lack of books in vernacular (of region) medium, is a factually unacceptable argument.