Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to complete a fill-in-the-blank outline which accompanies all three videos, covering the topics of creating and evaluating claims and the structure of argumentation. The completed outline will enhance the students’ note-taking skills and will serve as a summary of the FLM that they may refer to in the future.

Key Terms

academic argument, fact, credibility, counterargument, argument structure, introduction, body, conclusion

Module Overview

  1. What is a Claim?
  2. Creating and Evaluating Claims
    • What is an Argument?
    • Claims: Definition and Examples
  3. The Structure of an Argument

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: What is a Claim?

Video 2: Creating and Evaluating Claims

Video 3: The Structure of an Argument

Please open Martin Luther King jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech on a separate page in order to follow along the explanation on video 3.

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