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Argument vs. Assertion. Assertion A judgment or conclusion that is presented by itself without reasons to support it o EX: Mr. Jones is a horrible teacher.

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1 Argument vs. Assertion

2 Assertion A judgment or conclusion that is presented by itself without reasons to support it o EX: Mr. Jones is a horrible teacher. Made to seem as though idea is an accepted fact Often results from subjective reasoning o A conclusion obtained from reasons an individual believes to be true o Individual accepts the conclusion, he asserts it as fact

3 Assertion Con’t Labeling (name-calling) o Occur in emotionally charged situations Not dominated by logical reasoning o Considered a type of assertion Innuendo o An assertion that is not directly stated, but implied or hinted at

4 Argument Conversation that contains at least two statements o Includes one reason and one conclusion Some arguments contain 3 parts: o 1. reason (evidence) o 2. signpost word/transition Therefore, hence, accordingly, as a result, so, consequently, thus, because, since, as indicated by… o 3. conclusion

5 Argument Example Exercise stimulates the brain, releases endorphins, and heightens awareness; therefore, athletes are better students than others. Reason Signpost word Conclusion


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