Do you want to push your students into writing more sophisticated claim statements, but they need a little extra guidance to get there? Are they constantly second guessing if their claim statement is good enough?
This tip sheet for students was designed because I was tired of getting boring claim statements in my students' writing and then because they were constantly asking me to check their claims (not that I mind giving feedback!).
I use it throughout my entire course now to teach students:
1) what may go into their claim,
2) how to evaluate others' claims, and
3) how to evaluate their own claims.