Say the author makes an assertion, such as “Small dogs make great pets”.
Does the author back it with any evidence? A question may ask you to figure out
how a premise is defended. Common forms of evidence include:
Examples—Maybe the author
recounts the devoted poodle he had as a kid.
Statistics—Perhaps the author surveys dog owners
and finds that owners of small dogs are more satisfied with their pets.
Logical Argument—the author
presents logical reasons that small dogs would, necessarily, be great pets. They’re
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