Claim are assertions, typically about

  • Cause & Effects
    • Example: Learning to write well helps people achieve financial independence
  • Claims of Fact
  • Definitions
    • Example: Literacy is “the ability to use printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential” (National Center for Education Statistics)
  • Policies
    • Example: Students should be given opportunities to write frequently and receive critical feedback.
  • Values.
    • Example: Learning to write well is the best way to prepare people for future challenges.