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4.11: The Focus of This Chapter

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    Good critical thinkers, those who desire constructive conflict resolution, need to focus their argument around a clear, correctly worded claim. In this chapter, we focused on:

    • A claim is an unbiased statement, worded against the status quo.
    • There are only two sides to the argument. You are either for the claim or against the claim.
    • The side of the claim you support directs the burdens or obligations you have in the argument.
    • If you allow the burdens to be switched, you can easily be manipulated.

    4.11: The Focus of This Chapter is shared under a CC BY-NC license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Jim Marteney (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI)) .

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