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Slip or Trip At five feet six and a hundred and ten pounds Queenie Volupides was a sight to behold and to clasp When she tore out of the house after a tiff with her husband Arthur she went to the country club where there was a party going on She left the club shortly before one in the morning and invited a few friends to follow her home and have one more drink They got to the Volupides house about ten minutes after Queenie who met them at the door and said Something terrible happened Arthur slipped and fell on the stairs He was coming down for another drink he still had the glass in his hand and I think he s dead Oh my God what shall I do The autopsy conducted later concluded that Arthur had died from a wound on the head and confirmed that he d been drunk
   Slip or Trip     At five feet six and a hundred and ten pounds, Queenie Volupides was a sight to behold and to clasp. W...
Directions Your task is to investigative the observable evidence the story and the picture and to then determine what may have happened Based on your analysis of the evidence you will make a claim about whether or not Queenie is telling the truth Step 1 Find all the evidence you can that indicates whether or not Queenie is telling the truth Make a list of all the evidence Evidence includes concrete observable information personal testimony written documents and material objects and their condition or appearance Step 2 Next explain the rule or warrant that upholds each piece of evidence you found Remember warrants are generally accepted rules or truths You may begin each of your warrants with the phrase As a rule or In general Evidence from picture or story example Arthur still has a glass in his hand Rule these rules are your warrants example As a rule in general people who have slipped and are falling would drop the glass in order to catch themselves As a rule in general As a rule in general As a rule in general As a rule in general As a rule in general As a rule in general
Directions  Your task is to investigative the    observable evidence     the story and the picture  and to then determine ...
Step 3 Now double check that all of your evidence is relevant i e that it legitimately proves the claim For example some people write down The stove is on as a piece of evidence But does the stove being on really prove the claim or is it just an unrelated observation Are any of the pieces of evidence you cited actually just unrelated observations Explain below Step 4 Based on the evidence and rules you identified above make a determination about whether or not Queenie is lying Does the evidence support Queenie s version of events This is your claim Does your claim need a qualifier a word that limits the scope of your argument for example probably most likely etc Is Queenie telling the truth CLAIM Congratulations You ve just constructed an ARGUMENT OF FACT also known as an argument based on observable evidence data
Step 3  Now, double-check that all of your evidence is relevant     i.e., that it legitimately proves the claim.  For exam...