Comp II - Chapter 10 Notes

Comp II - Chapter 10 Notes - 5 Evaluation arguments(Is X...

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Danny Vo An Introduction to the Types of Claims |  Chapter 10 There are six types of claims all of which have their own characteristic patterns of development  and support Stasis  – an ancient rhetorical concept; comes from Greek term meaning “stand” as in  “take a stand on something” An Overview of the Types of Claims Stasis  – an issue or question that focuses a point of disagreement Six Types of Claims: 1. Simple categorical arguments (Is X a Y? Where you and your audience agree on the  meaning of Y) 2. Definitional arguments (Is X a Y? Where the definition of Y is contested) 3. Cause/Consequence arguments (Does X cause Y? Is Y a consequence of X?) 4. Resemblance arguments (Is X like Y?)
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Evaluation arguments (Is X good or bad? Is X a good or bad Y?) 6. Proposal arguments (Should we do X?) How Knowledge of Claim Types Will Help You Focus an Argument and Generate Ideas Understanding claim types will: 1. help you zero in on the argument you want to conduct 2. help you generate ideas for yout argument by suggesting the kind of reasons, examples, and evidence you’ll need Hybrid Arguments: How Claim Types Work Together in Arguments Claim types work together as building blocks to support and overarching main claim The reasons supporting the main claim operate as sub arguments and often these subarguments represent different kinds of claims...
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