Presentation on theme: "What is an argument? 1. An argument is a claim an author makes about how things are and/or ought to be."— Presentation transcript:
What is an argument? 1. An argument is a claim an author makes about how things are and/or ought to be.
What is an argument? 2. It (argument) can be stated or unstated but it is always about a topic.
What is an argument? 3. An argument is supported by: Reason/Subclaims ADD BECAUSE to the main claim.
An argument is supported evidence Evidence comes in various forms, such as: Research (Studies show... Recent study… Experiment…) Statistics (%, 4out of 5, #) Examples Personal Experience (1 st person account, eye witness) Stories or anecdotes (little stories) Quotations (“Q” Dr. So-n-so stated)
What is an argument? 5. What counts as evidence varies according to the context of the argument. the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
What is an argument? 6. Arguments take place in context (historical, societal, political ^GEOGRAPHICAL) and are positioned in certain beliefs and assumptions.
What is an argument? 7. Arguments have aims PURPOSE- to inquire, to convince or persuade, to negotiate.