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Arguments of Fact. Everything’s an Argument Chapter 7. Factual arguments come in many varieties with different standards of proof. Turn to page 662 (beware, nudity and grossness…and David Beckham…appear) Read the article “When Did Skivvies Get Rated NC-17?”

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Arguments of fact

Arguments of Fact

Everything’s an Argument

Chapter 7


Factual arguments come in many varieties with different standards of proof

Factual arguments come in many varieties with different standards of proof

  • Turn to page 662 (beware, nudity and grossness…and David Beckham…appear)

  • Read the article “When Did Skivvies Get Rated NC-17?”

  • Write the facts of his argument


You and your partner

You and your partner…

  • Write your facts on the white board. Do not duplicate anyone else’s fact.

  • How many “facts” did Trebay offer?


Characterizing factual arguments

Characterizing Factual Arguments

  • Driven by perceptions and evidence

  • Many factual arguments begin with people looking for a problem

  • These tend to favor one side

  • Read page 184 paragraph 1 to learn…

    • Not many factual arguments hinge on a single fact


Developing a factual argument

Developing a Factual Argument

  • How you state your claim

  • How you present your evidence

  • The language that you use….

    • Will be shaped by the occasion for the argument

    • Will be shaped by the audience you want to reach


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