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Test-Ready Logical Reasoning (Classic Learning Test)

Register for part two of the test-ready series to explore syllogisms, inferences, and deductive reasoning. Over six weeks, you will partake in a full-brain workout and build the reasoning skills you need for the CLT or any college-level analysis. If you are nervous about making inferences or struggling to find the “best” answer out of several possibilities, this course is for you!

Total classes: 6

Prerequisite: None, but Test-Ready Verbal Reasoning (Classic Learning Test) is required to complete the CLT prep series

Suggested grade level: 10th – 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester of Logic

Special notes: This course is designed to develop the skills examined on the Classic Learning Test (CLT), but it is not a traditional test prep course. We will not be teaching to the test, nor reviewing registration, strategies, etc. It is the parent and student’s responsibility to register for the CLT using the information on their website: https://www.cltexam.com/.

This course is designed for upper high school students, not for students intending to sit the CLT10 or CLT8 exams.

This is the second part of a series; students are expected to register for Test-Ready Verbal Reasoning and Test-Ready Quantitative Reasoning as well.

##### Description

This six-week module on logic will introduce you to the classical syllogism developed by Aristotle. In this session, you will become acquainted with the rudiments of deductive reasoning. We will explore how propositions and terms are combined into arguments, and how arguments can be evaluated for validity. Our topics will include the nature of terms and classes, categorical syllogisms, and deductive validity.

##### Outline

Week 1: Introduction to logic- terms, classes, and propositions

Week 2: The categorical proposition: quantity, quality, and distribution

Week 3: Complement classes and immediate inferences

Week 4: Categorical syllogisms and rules of validity

Week 5: Translating syllogisms into ordinary prose

Week 6: Extended syllogisms and sorites

##### Materials and Homework

Materials: Our course materials will be provided by the instructor and will include short texts, handouts, and a couple of worksheets.

Homework: We will have two quizzes in this module to test for mastery of the basic concepts involved. Students can expect to spend 1.5 hours per week on reading and homework.

##### Important Dates

Class dates: Mondays, October 28 to December 9, 2024 (No class Nov. 25)

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

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