Writers present in all public media use arguments to assert their opinions based on factual evidence, and this lesson will teach students how to analyze the characteristics of good arguments.
1. Argument Analysis ® An argument is a set of assertions, one of which is intended to follow from or be supported by the ® Since the pursuit of happiness requires health and knowledge, and the pursuit of happiness is a Constitutional right, access to health care and education is a constitutional right.
2. ° A passage ® Every argument contains an contains both a argument when factual claim (or there is an claims, the attempt to premises) and an establish that a inferential claim claim is true by (a claim about offering reasons what the facts or evidence for imply, the its truth. conclusion).
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appearance stories] 1 [Jesus is elusive] 2 [because he was not flesh and blood,] 3[he was not restricted by space,] 4[and his appearances took place over an extended period.] 5 [However, as time passed and the tradition grew, the reported appearances become more palpable, more corporeal.] 6 [They gradually lose their luminous quality and take on aspects of a resuscitated corpse.] 7 [For these reasons, the stories of the appearances need to be examined closely for clues to their history and function.] 8 (Robert Funk)
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21. dubious. Quiet meditation calms the patient. The belief that others care about the patient’s welfare may also reduce stress. Developing a positive, hopeful outlook improves prognosis. None of these psychological benefits of