Activity: Sufficiency
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Internalize These Essential Intellectual Standards for Thought:
Sufficiency
The intellectual standard of sufficiency derives from the fact that an intellectual task in any given situation is driven by the question at issue, and that this question implies precisely what information must be gathered to effectively answer the question.
Core Standards of Reasoning Diagram
Activity: Determine Relevant Information
When reading an article in the mainstream news, identify an example of someone offering her or his position, supported by relevant information, while ignoring other relevant information.
Identify and analyze an instance where someone omitted important information.
Use this format:
  • the argument being given is as follows...
  • the information being used to support the position argument is...
  • the information or point of view being ignored or left out of the argument is...
In the game of bingo, it isn't necessary to cover all spaces, but it is necessary to cover a sufficient number of spaces... the same is true when reasoning through a given issue or problem. Some spaces must be covered while others, not relevant, can be left out.