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I'm glad this came up b/c I would have thought these phrases were synonymous (Reasoning flawed and Argument flawed). I feel I may have not picked up on the broader lesson that could be important to other questions types.
My thought process for Reasoning:
Reasoning is HOW an opinion is justified. So they use their evidence (as premises) to prove their point (the conclusion). So a flaw in the reasoning would reside in the relationship between the premises and the given conclusion.
My thought process for an Argument:
An argument is an opinion that is backed up by evidence. Premises are given to try and prove a conclusion. On the LSAT, we grant premises as true, so the only errors can be the relationship between the premises and the conclusion, so I'm not seeing the difference between saying an argument is flawed versus saying the reasoning is flawed.
I feel like I am missing a pretty crucial aspect of this that is fundamental to just about this entire test!
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