that claim and implying that the premises make it reasonable to accept the conclusion. So how does this differ from the thesis? At the bottom of this page, note that this assignment is different than the initial assignments about thesis and claims. Between the two, you will have three body paragraphs, each one focused on supporting one of your claims. So make sure you only include a claim if youve done the research to support it within the body of your essay. While writers should always anticipate how to respond to the opposing viewpoint, it is particularly crucial to do so when dealing with a claim about value. A claim in this category must be debatable. Addressing readers potential counterarguments will make your essay and your claims even stronger. So now that youve developed some strong claims that can be used in your academic essay, its time to look at the flip side. When one makes a claim, one has to be prepared to support the claim with evidence and reasoning as there are few "self-evident" and "universally accepted" claims She/he who asserts a claim, must provide evidence. Claim of value: The Internet should not be under the control of one government or country (pp.
You begin by researching a topic and then choose a side. Arpanet had become slow in comparison, so it was decommissioned in 1990. Claims of policy assert that one course of action is superior to another. On the other hand, you could argue that climate change will be the greatest geopolitical crisis of your lifetime. Claims are also the beginnings of arguments. State your thesis and make 3 claims about the material in the reading.
Again, it must be debatable. It is necessary because, unlike in deductive logic, in ordinary reasoning the claim goes beyond the evidence, telling us something new, and hence does not follow absolutely from." (David Zarefsky, "Reclaiming Rhetoric's Responsibilities: Rhetorical Perspectives on Argumentation." Springer, 2014). Here, the policy claim is that "smoking on campus should be banned" (and that IS, ultimately, what we will decide). But to properly address this topic and claim, one must anticipate and respond to the opposing viewpoint, that seeing-life has significant benefits. This may be true. Are There Different Types of Claims? The idea is that you argue one thing is another thing, even though some people dont consider it. Depending on the assignment and subject, you paper could have more than three claims or only one.