Return to Blog Homepage

Flaw Practice – School Board

Identify the flaw in the argument: “The school board is very inefficient. Therefore, each of its members must be inefficient.”


This is a whole-to-part compositional fallacy.  Remember that something as a whole is different from each of its constituent parts.  So, a premise about something as a whole cannot support a conclusion about one or all of its parts.

Want to receive daily LSAT practice delivered right into your inbox? Sign up here for our LSAT Question of the Day emails!

Submit a Comment

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.