This assignment will involve three main tasks: 

 Identify and explain the argument presented in the article, including the main claims and/or principles used 

 Critique the argument by identifying weaknesses or problems in the argument 


. Evaluate and discuss what impact the identified weaknesses/problems have on the overall argument – can the argument be repaired or is it ‘beyond repair’ (i.e. wrong)?


 While you may find strengths as well as weaknesses within the article, w​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​e want you to focus on only the weaknesses.


 Weaknesses or problems in an argument could include (but are not limited to) factors such as: relying on a faulty

 premise or assumption; relying on inaccurate empirical evidence; being logically inconsistent; failing to define a concept critical to the argument etc


. Note, you do not have to identify every weakness; rather you should limit your critique to one or two weaknesses