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CL/EV/WA Reading pt. 2

Claim Evidence Warrant Pt. 2

You must always state both your claim and your supporting evidence explicitly; one without the other is either pointless evidence or an ungrounded opinion.

Taking a fairly straightforward example:

“I know it rained last night because the streets are wet.”

Claim
What are you trying to demonstrate?
I know it rained last night
Evidence What proof do you have? the streets are wet

It would be difficult to take issue with this claim/evidence relationship.

But most claim/evidence relationships are not so simple; most will require an additional element: a warrant.

Continue to Part 3–>