Warrants • Motivational • Authoritative • Reasoning • Cause • Sign
Claims of Fact Statements are either True or False Asks question: Which is the best or right answer? Makes a statement
Examples of Statements of Fact • Cats are better than dogs. • Coke is better than Pepsi. • Pink is the new Black. • Blondes do have more fun.
Examples of Statements of Fact • The U.S. will fail unless they put more troops in Afghanistan. • The 2016 Olympics would be better if it was held in Chicago. • Roman Polanski deserves to be in prision.
Claims of Value (Belief) Statements are either right or wrong. Asks questions of personal ethics.
Examples of Statements of Value • Wearing socks with sandals is a fashion no no. • Brown belts and blacks shoes are never to be worn together. • It is wrong for women to carry dogs in purses.
Examples of Statements of Value • The death penalty should is unconstitutional. • Assisted suicide should is appropriate for terminally ill patients. • Rape of young children is worse than murder.
Claims of Policy Statements recommend a course of action should be taken. Generally uses the word should.
Examples of Statements of Policy • Cell phones should be allowed on campus. • Red Robin should keep the complimentary French fries. • Topeka High should be punished for the fight at the T-High/ H.P. football game.
Examples of Statements of Policy • The smoking ban in Topeka should pass. • Congress should pass a public option for healthcare. • The United Nations should take action against Iran.
Local Topeka West/ Topeka
Regional Shawnee County/ Kansas
Global/Worldwide Whole World in General