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Supporting a Claim with Sound Reasoning and Evidence: Although your friends, family, and congressional representative are always interested in your opinion, academic audiences want more. They want to see the chain of reasoning that leads you to the conclusion that is your position. They want to see claims that are based on solid research or a careful analysis of the existing literature on an issue.

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