How do you know if a claim is true?

This list of claims looks at types of claims in order for readers to evaluate the claim itself. The list of claims includes the following: empirical, valuative, metaphysical, and analytical. This resource can be used as a part of a larger unit using an excerpt of Avi's Nothing But the Truth (  This unit looks at various aspects of fact vs. opinion and use of language.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3002.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and the quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3002.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
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Lesson Variations

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