ERIC Number: ED469176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Testing for Structure Recognition. LSAC Research Report Series.
Plumer, Gilbert E.
The nontechnical ability to identify or match argumentative structure is considered by many to be an important reasoning skill. Instruments that have questions designed to measure this skill include major standardized tests for graduate school admission, for example, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Writers and reviewers of such tests need an appropriate foundation for developing such questions. They need a proper representation of phenomenological argumentative structure, for legitimacy, and because these tests affect peoples' lives. This paper attempts to construct an adequate and appropriate representation of such structure, the logical structure that an argument is perceived to have by mature reasoners, albeit reasoners who are not trained in logic. (Contains 1 table and 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Newtown, PA.