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After reading CHAPTERS 8 and 9, please take the following steps, and make notes to yourself as you go.

1. What is evidence? Why is it important in argumentation?

2. Look at the list of the sources of evidence on page 96, and then working through THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING in chapters 6, 7, and 8, see if you can identify one example of EACH of these types of evidence listed:


personal experiences

case examples


appeals to authorities or experts

personal observations

research studies



In looking at Klein’s use of research studies, identify one research

study in particular that she uses as evidence to support her argument,

and state whether you could challenge her use of the research. Use the

“Clues for Evaluating Research” listed on page 111.

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