Testing Strength of Arguments
STATEMENT : Should all the annual examinations upto Std. V be abolished?
ARGUMENTS : I. Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their
II. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class
and this will affect them in future.
|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: The hampering of natural growth by the burden of annual examinations is not justified and cannot be accepted. It is just an opinion. Also “All” examinations cannot be abolished.
(ii) Strong: It predicts an undesirable outcome that the abolishing of all examinations would affect the students in future. It is generally accepted that it would be undesirable to give them automatic promotion devoid of any challenges, which would definitely affect their future.