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Arguments

Problem:
Your readings this week discuss arguments. This is a core concept of critical thinking. An argument is not a quarrel and requires three elements:

* An arguable issue.
* A claim (which is really your conclusion). An argument requires that you make a decision about the issue, you must have a claim that something is (or is not) true.
* Reasons for that claim (which in logic we call premises). Why do you believe the claim you are making about the issues.

At this point we are not concerned with how good (or bad) an argument is; you need to focus on understanding the elements of argument.

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What you are going to want to do first is think of a topic you'd like to argue about. Choose a topic, decide which side of the argument you stand- you can make a list of why you agree with your claim and then those can be your claims. and then when you are fished organizing your lists write the argument out in ...

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Choose a topic, decide which side of the argument you stand- you can make a list of why you agree with your claim and then those can be your claims. and then when you are fished organizing your lists write the argument out in paragraph form.

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