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Activity 7: Ethos and Comics Instructions: In class we discussed the differences between propositions of fact, va
policy, and how to effectively incorporate each of these types of propositions into a argument. For this activity, you will analyze the cartoon Calvin and Hobbes in term:
argument of the comic strip and whether this argument reflects a proposition of fact, policy. Refer to class notes from Unit 6 (Ethos 8: Source Credibility) as well as the I
(2011) reading from Unit 1 to help you complete this activity. For EACH of the three comic strips (A—C), respond to the following: 1. Summarize the main argument of the comic strip in one sentence. 2. Based on your answer to 1, is this argument a proposition of fact, value, or policy
you know this (defend your answer)? Additionally, answer the following general question about propositions of fact, valu
3. What is the importance of identifying whether an argument (either your own or a

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