Counterclaims
Credibility
Evidence
Statistics
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100

What is a counterclaim?

A counterclaim is a claim that is made to prove the opposing viewpoint wrong.

100

If a website has bias on the presidential debate, is this most likely a credible source that you can learn the real facts of the debate on? Please explain.

No, if a source has bias, it is more likely to lean to their side and only provide the good information.

100

What does factual evidence mean?

Factual evidence is proven information to support your claim.

100

Why should we use shocking statistics in our arguments?

Shocking statistics will blow away your reader, strongly proving your point.

100

Is a hypothetical question real or made up?

A hypothetical example is made up. They are usually used to prove a point.

200

Which of the following sentences are a strong counter claim if you are saying that bikes are the least dangerous activity?

"Bikes are dangerous if you don't know how to ride properly."

"Bikes are not suitable for children under 13, because of all the accidents that happen."

"Some may say that there are many accidents involving bikes, however there are materials such as training wheels that help kids avoid danger."

"Some may say that there are many accidents involving bikes, however there are materials such as training wheels that help kids avoid danger."

200

Which should be trusted most: .com .edu .gov .net ?

.gov is the most reliable out of every single website end.

200

What does textual evidence mean?

Textual evidence is evidence that you find in a book, article, ect. to support your claim.

200

Do shocking images help your side in your essay?

Yes! People get very interested in images, especially if they are surprising, making them focus on your side.

200

When would you use your call-to-action in your argument essay?

Your call-to-action should be in your closing. It motivates your readers to go and do something about a problem.

300

What are two appropriate places to use a counterclaim in your essay?

Your counter claim should normally be in the beginning of your essay- before your thesis, or towards the end when you are refuting.

300

Should authors in the field of study be trusted?

Yes they should. If an author in the field of study, they can be used as a credible source. 

300

What does relevant evidence mean?

Relevant evidence is evidence that is somehow connected that supports your claim.

300

Which of the following are examples of how to show statistics?

1- Pie Chart

2- Fantasy Book

3- Bar Chart

1 and 3 are both examples of ways to represent statistics.

300

What's the difference between a normal question and a rhetorical question?

A normal question is usually meant to be answered, but a rhetorical question is just supposed to give the reader something to think about. (without being answered) 

400

What should you do after you mention the opposition statement? (Use proper vocabulary)

You should refute the opponent's statement, to prove it wrong.

400

Say you click on a link about ice cream. You look at the source bar, and it says Wikipedia... is this a credible source? Why or why not?

No, this is not a credible source. Anyone can go on and change the information.

400

What does clear reasons mean?

Clear reasons are reasons that are very straight forward that support your claim.

400

What is a statistical question? 

A statistical question is one for which you don't expect to get a single answer. Instead, you expect to get a variety of different answers.

400

Why can Logos be represented as 10g05?

Logos appeals to logic and uses statistics- like numbers.

500

What do counter claims help you do in your writing piece? Why do we use them?

Counter claims help you cancel the opposite side. We use them to help make our side stronger, and their side weaker.

500

When you are looking for a webpage about dogs, which of the following would you want to check the site for? A: the ending of the website B: who it is written by C: if the information sounds right

The answer is all of the above. The ending of a website can tell you a lot about the site. Are they an educational source? Is it a company? You would want to know who it is written by, because they could be in a study field, making them a credible source. Lastly, if the article says something like, 'Water is poisonous,' you probably shouldn't listen.

500

How do you present your evidence in the best way possible?

There are many ways to present your evidence. Often, your evidence will be included as text in the body of your paper, as a quotation, paraphrase, or summary. Sometimes you might include graphs, charts, or tables; excerpts from an interview; or photographs or illustrations with accompanying captions.

500

Give an example of a question that is not statistical. Then, give an example that is statistical.

(Answers may vary) Example: “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question.

500

What is an anecdote?

An anecdote is a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. A personal anecdote is a story about yourself.

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