Saws Part I – Kenyah King Ho-Sang

“I want to emphasize that the injuries resulting from the use of table saws are, in many cases, particularly gruesome. While these injuries typically involve a laceration wound ranging from a minor scratch to a serious gash, we also know, based on the estimates from staff’s special studies that far more serious injuries are occurring all too often. Very serious injuries, including fractures and avulsions, as well as amputations, have changed the lives of tens of thousands of consumers and impacted their families forever.” – Chairman Inez M. Tenenbaum (Govt. Action Pending)

In this set of claims, Tenenbaum is emphasizing that the injuries caused by the use of table saws have had devastating effects on consumers lives and their families.

The first sentence, “I want to emphasize that the injuries resulting from the use of tables saws are, in many cases, particularly gruesome,” is an evaluation claim. Tenenbaum is evaluating the injuries as gruesome. The next sentence, “While these injuries typically involve a laceration wound ranging from a minor scratch to a serious gash, we also know, based on the estimates from staff’s special studies that far more serious injuries are occurring all too often,” is a definitional claim. He is spelling out exactly what the injuries typically are. Finally, the last sentence, “Very serious injuries, including fractures and avulsions, as well as amputations, have changed the lives of tens of thousands of consumers and impacted their families forever,” is a consequential claim.

All three claims made my Tenebaum work very well together to construct a persuading argument, defending why table saws are dangerous. By emphasizing the effects that they have on many consumers, and adding that they not only effect the consumer, but also their families, help to alert the reader to the dangers of the table saw. Reading these claims would make a reader feel that something should be done about this issue.

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2 Responses to Saws Part I – Kenyah King Ho-Sang

  1. kenyahkayy says:

    Sign me up for the conference on Tuesday at 2:15

  2. davidbdale says:

    Very few of your classmates noticed or cared that the material they selected contained more than one claim, Kenyah. Yours most likely contains far more than three, but I’m impressed that you isolated those you did and explained them well.

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