Brannan has never been to war, is a Factual claim, because it states the fact that she has not been to war there is no arguing that.
Brannan has warrior skills is an Analogy claim because they are comparing her spirit to a warrior.
Celeb one of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,000 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD. This is a Quantitative or Numerical Claim because they are using numbers to support their claim.
This PTSD picture is worse than some, but much better, Brannan knows, than those that have devolved into drug addiction and rehab stints and relapses. This is a Comparative Claim because they are saying that his PTSD is bad but compared to others its not as bad.
I don’t understand how to turn the washing machine on.’ I am looking at a washing machine and a pile of laundry and my brain is literally overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to reconcile them. This is a Causal Claim. because he talks about how PTSD has effected his way of life and how it comes up because he is overwhelmed
You make sense, CB, but you’re missing claims and haven’t come up with enough to justify an hour’s work.
Caleb one of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,000 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD.
This is a Quantitative or Numerical Claim because they are using numbers to support their claim.
—You’re not wrong. These are Numerical Claims.
—But numbers aren’t just facts. They’re claims that get Used by Authors to help readers draw Conclusions. They’re arguments in the right hands.
—Why does Mac MacClellan give us 3 VERY DIFFERENT numbers for Americans returning with PTSD?
—She could have said 336,000 alone if she wanted to impress us with the HUGE SCALE of the problem.
—But she didn’t.
—She gave us all 3 numbers to emphasize that PTSD is a “moving target” that some authorities recognize easily while others dispute the diagnosis.
—This little sentence begins the job of convincing readers that people suffering from PTSD (especially suffering from SECONDARY PTSD, which Brannan struggles with) do not receive immediate recognition and assistance.