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Any tips/advice on getting better at logical reasoning?

Asked by Daniel011 (77 points ) February 1st, 2013

Thanks foe the help.

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CWOTUS's avatar

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Write more. By that I mean “write a lot”, read what you write and look for the holes. Then rewrite to correct the flaws. Repeat as necessary.

filmfann's avatar

Read Encyclopedia Brown. Work the puzzles in Games magazine. Read Sherlock Holmes. Watch House.

woodcutter's avatar

Try not to use your emotional feelings when making a point. It will sound like more of an opinion instead.

echoflake's avatar

Take math subjects. If you work at it, it will train your mind in logical thinking.

SABOTEUR's avatar

Practice challenging everything you think you know. This requires observing your thoughts. So, every time you recognize you’ve arrived at a conclusion or accepted something to be fact, challenge it.

Is that so?
Why?
If this is true, then…
How do I know this?
Because what?

gorillapaws's avatar

Take an intro to philosophy course. You will become a master of deductive reasoning, spotting both logical fallacies, and invalid arguments.

Jaltcoh's avatar

Familiarize yourself with some of the most common fallacies. Look for examples of them in arguments made by yourself and other people — even (especially) when you’re inclined to agree with those arguments.

Wine's avatar

Take a logic and critical reasoning class~ or buy a book to one.

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