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Unformatted text preview: tion. simply Examples: This soccer player will bring victory to the This team. team. Toyota is a good car. 1. 1. 2. How to locate reasons in an argument argument
1. Find the conclusion then apply the “because” trick. 1. “because” Remember: The reasons follows the word “because.” Example: The speaker believes that _____ (conclusion) Example: because _____. 2. Look for indicator words, which are similar to the word indicator which “because.” Examples of indicators: “because.” since, for, evidenced by, first, second, third, furthermore, also, and in addition also, 3. Look for evidence supporting the conclusion--such as 3. evidence examples, statistics, analogies, reports of studies, and expert testimony. expert Identify the issue, conclusion, and premises in this argument
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