Based on my observations of the two renters in our neighborhood, I have concluded that people who own their own homes take better care of them than those who rent. [This arguer provided detailed evidence about the house-caring practices of the two renters and of the homeowners in the neighborhood.] 

  • 5.   Based on my observations of the two renters in our neighborhood, I have concluded that people who own their own homes take better care of them than those who rent. [This arguer provided detailed evidence about the house-caring practices of the two renters and of the homeowners in the neighborhood.]
  •  6.   Intelligent design must qualify as a scientific theory because hundreds of scientists endorse it.
  •  7.   If we pass legislation requiring mandatory registration of handguns, we’ll open the door to eventual confiscation of hunting rifles.
  •  8.   Those who support gun control are wrong because they believe that no one should have the right to defend himself or herself in any situation.
  •  9.   Most people who have died recently of overdoses of heroin first became addicted to painkillers. Therefore, doctors should drastically reduce their prescription of painkillers.
  •  10.   We should question Mr. Robin Albertson’s endorsement of charter schools because he is one of the major shareholders in a corporation that develops curriculum used in these schools.

Group task: Share your analyses with classmates.

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