Thinking Skills Paper 2 q. 3. Nov. 2012-23 (‘ Opinions ’). (a) 2 marks Using the exact words from the passage as far as possible, identify the main conclusion . How well does the research support this title?.
(a) 2 marksUsing the exact words from the passage as far as possible, identify the main conclusion. How well does the research support this title?
(d) 5 marksEvaluate ‘No one should ever tell anyone else that their opinion is wrong.’Write your own argument to support or challenge this claim. The conclusion of your argumentmust be stated.
Underline/highlightthefollowing in youranswer:
(c) 5 marksEvaluate the reasoning in the argument. In your answer you should consider any strengths, weaknesses, flaws and unstated assumptions.
WIKIPEDIA: In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: "America was involved in the Vietnam War" versus "America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War". An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts.
… It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.
Argument more or less reasonable in first 3 paragraphs, but then becomes particularly imprecise, emotive and exaggerated