Tonight start to look at claims. Read pages 85-86 in the giant packet 'o argument. Then do the activity in the box on pg 86 on your blog. Make sure you follow all of the instructions and rewrite the verifiable claims in such a way to make them arguable claims.
In class, we will go over this activity and start talking about claims of fact, value, and policy. If you would like to get a jump on that to make sure you understand the concept well, read pages 87-92 in addition to the other short reading.