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shooting a handgun. It isn't easy to do. It requires regular training.The author provides evidence from a reliable source that claims that the rusty gun user does not have adequate skills to take downtheir assaulter. This may result in more causalities. The evidence also implies that it is impossible for gun users who lack regular training to use the gun and accurately hit his/her target in time before harm may come to them.2.(3 points) Come up with one argument either for or against the future use of our Com 204 textbook. State a claim and present evidence; make a good argument!Argument: COM 204 should not take attendance on FridaysClaim: Students and teachers are tired after an arduous week of classes.Evidence: Friday is the 5thday of the week day students and teachers go through many hours of class and study time. Statistically, less
students show up on Fridays, therefore, when they return the next week, they may be behind on the lectures. When the students ask questions the following Monday on what was learned in class on Friday, it is a waste of time for both the teacher and students. Therefore, by not taking attendance on Fridays, most students are likely to not attend class while the professor still gets paid for regular hours. A win-win situation for both parties.3.(2 points)Here’s an argument: “Support for capital punishment in California is slipping.A Field poll last year showed 56% favor the death penalty, down from 68% three years earlier. “Identify the claim and what kind of claim it is, also identify the unstated warrant.Claim: “Support for capital punishment in California is slipping.”Type of Claim: FactualWarrant: According to a field poll, support for capital punishment is going down because of lowered percentages of supportGeneralization**When I ask you to give me the warrant or the reasoning, I’m referring to what theargument is based on. You can explain the reasoning or use the terms from our text: reasoning by analogy, authority, sign, example, cause to effect, etc). ***4.
(6 points)Take your problem or solution speech. Identify two of the arguments you made, and answer the following:a.
What kind of a claim is each?a.Landfills in the United States contribute around 17% of our total global warming methane, which itself accounts for about 10% of the global warming gas generated in the United States(www. ) CLAIM OF FACTb.There are food insecure families in the United States, how can we morally throw away food? In 2010, a research study by Economic Research Service, showed that nearly fifty million Americans lived in
food insecure homes (American Waste Lands). CLAIM OF VALUEb.What kind of evidence did you use to support the claim?