Needed: Claims Lecture

We need a place to collect Claims Types, to assist students BEFORE they complete their claims evaluation exercises such as the Safer Saws assignment.

The assignment itself names a few types, but does not at all communicate that:

  1. Being able to identify Claim Types actually matters.
  2. Purely factual claims are rare.
  3. Claims identified as Opinion may indeed express opinion, but might at the same time be Causal claims, Proposal claims, Evaluative and/or Insinuation claims.
  4. The “Insufficient Evidence” refutation is no refutation at all.