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Conclusion
The claim that one attempts to report
Premises
The reasons for believing a conclusion
Argument
An attempt to support a claim by providing a reason for believing it.
Factual matter
An issue in which there are established methods for settling the issue
Matters of pure opinion
No set of facts or generally accepted methods/standards that could prove the statement to be true or false
Claim
A statement that can either be true or false.

Examples: It is 6am. There are aliens in space.
An issue is
Any matter of controversy or uncertainty.
Critical thinking is
The careful, deliberate determination of whether we should accept, reject or suspend judgment about a claim-and the degree of confidence with which we accept or reject it.