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Facts, Opinions & Assertions

Expository Text Elements

Denee Espree

on 30 November 2012

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Transcript of Facts, Opinions & Assertions

Stepping into Expository Text Opinion Factual Claims Commonplace
Assertion Facts, assertions, opinions Conclusion When reading expository text, annotate the text for the factual claims, commonplace assertions, and the opinions that the author incldudes and think about why the author has those opinions. Common colds are
viral illnesses You get a cold
when you get wet. Having a cold is the worst
feeling in the world. a statement that claims truth and contains no value language a common unfounded belief a personal view or belief or based on emotions or interpretation of facts Bias belief in one way; partiality
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