What is an Authors Claim?
An author's claim is their opinion or position on a subject. It is their main argument and the point they are trying to support. A claim should be supported with evidence or facts.
What is a Claim?
Claim: A statement that an author makes about a topic that can be backed up with evidence. Supporting Evidence: Evidence or facts used to support an author's claim. Counterclaim: A claim made by another author that contradicts or disagrees with the original claim.
What evidence can the author use to support the claim?
Do you have to agree with the author's claim?
What is an author's claim?
- The main point or argument the author is making in their work
- A claim made by the reader about the author
- A statement of fact
- An opinion about a character
What evidence can authors provide to support their claims?
- Facts, statistics, examples, and personal experience
- Emotions and feelings
- Random thoughts and ideas
What should readers do with an author's claim?
- Consider it carefully and evaluate its strength based on supporting evidence.
- Ignore it completely without any thought or analysis.
Can an author's claim change over time?
- Yes, it can change as new information is discovered or different perspectives are gained.
- No, authors never change their original claims once they have been published.