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The Parts of an Argument

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Jessica Donnelly

on 9 May 2016

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Transcript of The Parts of an Argument

Name the part
Claim
The claim is the main point being made in the argument.
Claims must be supported by evidence
Audiences can agree or disagree with a claim
Evidence
The material that supports the premises and claim is the evidence.
Evidence is used to PROVE the point.
Evidence can consist of:
-Statistics
-Personal Accounts (interviews, quotes, etc.)
-Common knowledge and beliefs
Counterclaim
A counterclaim is a claim that's generated to respond to an opposing argument.
Counterclaims consider the possible points of the opposing argument, and dispute them.
Examples
Ferris Bueller's day off is the greatest movie ever.
It has Matthew Broderick in it, and he's awesome.
It has some of the best dialogue.
99.99999% of people like this movie.
Critics have claimed "The funniest movie you'll ever see!" - Ms. Donnelly
While opposing arguers may say Sixteen Candles was a better movie, Ferris Bueller has sold much more copies worldwide.
In conclusion, Ferris Bueller's Day Off must be best movie to ever exist.
The Parts of an Argument
Premise
Premises are the statements that support the claim.
Arguments only have one claim, but they have multiple premises.
Premises are similar to claims, except that they expand upon them; they are the reasons you should believe the claim.
Conclusion
The conclusion is the final part of the argument.
It restates the claim that has been solidified due to the supporting evidence.
Claim
Premise
Premise
Evidence
Evidence
Counterclaim
Conclusion
50% of men love wings.
Honda Civics are the most reliable cars.
"The iPhone 6s is much more advanced than the 5. It's fast and has tons of space." - Dr. Semmler
While some people may say Barbie is a bad role model for young girls because of her unrealistic figure, she actually is much more of a good influence. Her variety of careers support the idea that you can be anything you want to be.
Therefore, you should buy me a new pair of sneakers.
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