Rebuttal: Evidence that negates or disagrees with the counterclaim.
Begging the Claim: The conclusion that the writer should prove is validated within the claim. Example:
Which type of claim is right for your argument? Which type of thesis or claim you use for your argument will depend on your position and knowledge of the topic, your audience, and the context of your paper. You might want to think about where you imagine your audience to be on this topic and pinpoint where you think the biggest difference in viewpoints might be. Even if you start with one type of claim you probably will be using several within the paper. Regardless of the type of claim you choose to utilize it is key to identify the controversy or debate you are addressing and to define your position early on in the paper.
Next, a reminder about claims. At the bottom of this page, note that this assignment is different than the initial assignments about thesis and claims.
What is the difference between a thesis sentence and the claim?
The for your argument needs to be opinionated or debatable. The thesis will usually fall into 4 different categories or claims. You SHOULD make sure that your thesis fits one of the following types of claims. Sometimes, an arguable thesis may overlap and use 2 or even 3 different claims. Remember, the more claims you incorporate into your thesis, the longer your essay will be. Be sure that you construct a focused and narrow -claim that will allow you enough room to write a full essay on your topic.An argumentative or persuasive piece of writing must begin with a debatable thesis or claim. In other words, the thesis must be something that people could reasonably have differing opinions on. If your thesis is something that is generally agreed upon or accepted as fact then there is no reason to try to persuade people.A claim is relevant if it answers a question or responds to an objectionthat the reader is likely to pose either about your thesis or about a previousclaim. You cant always predict what questions and objections your thesiswill generate, but you should always anticipate at least this question:"Why do you believe that?" (For example, if your thesis states that Okonkwois not such a horrible father after all, your claims should answer thequestion "Why do you think that Okonkwo is not such a horrible father?") If none of your claims are relevant, the reader will most likely rejectyour thesis. So if your thesis states that Okonkwo is not such a horriblefather, your claims should look like this:
but not this:
The first claim answers a question about the larger thesis; the secondone seems to go completely off the topic.Although the scope of your paper might seem overwhelming at the start, generally the narrower the thesis the more effective your argument will be. Your thesis or claim must be supported by evidence. The broader your claim is, the more evidence you will need to convince readers that your position is right.