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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… standards of proof

  • 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 standards of proof

  • 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 standards of proof

  • 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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