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How To Find The Author's Claim

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Jermani Lowery

on 20 November 2012

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Transcript of How To Find The Author's Claim

By: Jermani Lowery How to Evaluate an Argument Introduction /
What is an argument? Step One Step Two Step Four Step Three Step Five Thank You :) An argument is an logical representation of how a writer sees an issue supported by valid reasoning and evidence. Read your article/ argument thoroughly. Make sure you understand your article and understand the topic at hand . Identify the author's claim. The claim is the statement that assert a point, belief, or truth the requires supporting evidence. Identify what the author is trying to tell the audience in the article. Identify the Author's Purpose. Why is the author writing this ? Determine the Rhetoric and Fallacious Reasoning of the Article.
Rhetoric is the art of speaking or writing effectively. The three appeals are Ethos (Credibility), Pathos (Emotional) and, Logos (Logic).
Fallacious Reasoning is faulty or mistaking logic. My article was about the negative aspects of the lottery and how addictive it is. My article's claim was that the lottery should be banned. The title of my article is : "'It's an addiction': Dallas NAACP wants to BAN 'racist' state lottery because it drains money of minorities and poor people" My author's purpose was to inform and persuade. They wanted to inform there audience of the unfairness of the lottery . They also wanted to persuade people that the lottery is bad and they shouldn't be apart of it . Identify the author's audience . Who is the intended audience ? The audience for my article is the government of Texas and lottery players. My article used Ethos and Logos. It questioned the credibility of the lottery and used statistics and facts.
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