Use logic (Assertion and logical development)


Learn to use different types of reasoning to develop the same argument.

  • Deductive reasoning
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Analogy


Use the three types of reasoning to develop the same argument for the argument: “Regular exercise contributes to weight loss”

  • Deductive Reasoning - Premise 1: Exercise increases energy expenditure and burns calories. Premise 2: Weight loss occurs when the number of calories burned exceeds the number of calories consumed. Conclusion: Therefore, regular exercise contributes to weight loss.
  • Inductive Reasoning - Observation 1: Numerous studies have shown a consistent correlation between regular exercise and weight loss. Observation 2: People who engage in regular exercise tend to have lower body weights compared to those who lead sedentary lifestyles. Observation 3: Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that individuals who consistently exercise are more likely to experience weight loss over time. Conclusion: Based on the consistent correlation and observed patterns, it is likely that regular exercise contributes to weight loss.
  • Analogy - Regular exercise and weight loss can be compared to maintaining a clean house. Explanation: Just as cleaning your house regularly helps reduce clutter and maintain a tidy living environment, regular exercise helps reduce excess weight and maintain a healthier body. When you clean your house frequently, you actively remove dirt, dust, and unwanted items, making your living space cleaner and more organized. Similarly, when you engage in regular exercise, you actively burn calories, increase metabolism, and shed excess body fat, leading to weight loss and a healthier physique. Just as cleaning is essential for a clean house, exercise is crucial for weight loss.