Students will be able to:

  • Published on
    24-Feb-2016

  • View
    39

  • Download
    0

DESCRIPTION

Students will be able to:. Support all statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples by following the formula that uses evidence in a paper. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Transcript

Incorporating Evidence in Your Writing

Support all statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples by following the formula that uses evidence in a paper.

Give credit for both quoted and paraphrased information in a bibliography by using a consistent and sanctioned format and methodology for citations by looking at examples of citations.Students will be able to:Incorporating Evidence in Your WritingHow to use sources in your paper.

Evidence consists of facts, expert opinions, quotable comments, clarifying examples, anecdotes, or illustrations that support your thesis statement.

Aka supporting details

Aka textual evidence

What is evidence?1) Facts

2) Authoritative Opinions: Experts opinion may also serve as an authoritative opinion if it is supported by facts.

3) Quotable Comments: notable quotes

4) Anecdotes: humorous experiences that illustrate your point.

5) Clarifying Examples: Examples that clarify your points and support your thesis statement make great evidence.

Types of EvidenceFollow this pattern:

State your claim.

Give your evidence, remembering to relate it to the claim.

Comment on the evidence to show how it supports the claim.

How does it work? Today, Americans are too self-centered. Even our families don't matter as much anymore as they once did. Other people and activities take precedence. In fact, the evidence shows that most American families no longer eat together, preferring instead to eat on the go while rushing to the next appointment (Gleick 148). Sit-down meals are a time to share and connect with others; however, that connection has become less valued, as families begin to prize individual activities over shared time, promoting self-centeredness over group identity.

Example 1st State the Claim:

2nd Give Evidence:

3rd Comment on the evidence to show how it supports the claim:

Today, Americans are too self-centered. Even our families don't matter as much anymore as they once did. Other people and activities take precedence.

In fact, the evidence shows that most American families no longer eat together, preferring instead to eat on the go while rushing to the next appointment (Gleick 148).

Sit-down meals are a time to share and connect with others; however, that connection has become less valued, as families begin to prize individual activities over shared time, promoting self-centeredness over group identity.

1st State the Claim:

2nd Give Evidence:

3rd Comment on the evidence to show how it supports the claim:

Today, Americans are too self-centered. Even our families don't matter as much anymore as they once did. Other people and activities take precedence.

In fact, the evidence shows that most American families no longer eat together, preferring instead to eat on the go while rushing to the next appointment (Gleick 148).

Sit-down meals are a time to share and connect with others; however, that connection has become less valued, as families begin to prize individual activities over shared time, promoting self-centeredness over group identity.

1st State the Claim:

2nd Give Evidence:

3rd Comment on the evidence to show how it supports the claim:

Today, Americans are too self-centered. Even our families don't matter as much anymore as they once did. Other people and activities take precedence,

as James Gleick says in his book, Faster. "We are consumers-on-the-run . . . the very notion of the family meal as a sit-down occasion is vanishing. Adults and children alike eat . . . on the way to their next activity" (148).

Sit-down meals are a time to share and connect with others; however, that connection has become less valued, as families begin to prize individual activities over shared time, promoting self-centeredness over group identity.

1st State the Claim:

2nd Give Evidence:

3rd Comment on the evidence to show how it supports the claim:

Today, Americans are too self-centered. Even our families don't matter as much anymore as they once did. Other people and activities take precedence,

as James Gleick says in his book, Faster. "We are consumers-on-the-run . . . the very notion of the family meal as a sit-down occasion is vanishing. Adults and children alike eat . . . on the way to their next activity" (148).

Sit-down meals are a time to share and connect with others; however, that connection has become less valued, as families begin to prize individual activities over shared time, promoting self-centeredness over group identity.

Remember: The 3rd part must explain or summarize the evidence you just gave.

1st State the Claim:

2nd Give Evidence:

3rd Comment on the evidence to show how it supports the claim:

Gough Island has become the stage for one of nature's great horror shows.

Mice stowed away on the whaling boats jumped ship and have since multiplied to 700,000 or more on an island of about 25 square miles (Baldwin, 234).

1st: You will be given a claim.

2nd: You will choose one piece of evidence to write with this claim.

3rd: You will write a comment that explains or summarizes your evidence. Make sure it relates a connection between the evidence and your claim.Your Turn!

The Claim:

Lebron James is a valuable player in the NBA.

1) Lebron James averages 29 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists per game. (Fact)

2) NBA expert and ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons asserts Lebron James has no ceiling. (Authoritative Opinion)

3)Cavalier fans spewed venomous insults toward Brazilian power forward Anderson Varajao for an ill advised shot at the end of game six. Lebron's defense of Varajao calmed the fanatics. (Anecdote)

4)Lebron James rebounded the ball, dribbled from one end of the floor to another, and dunked over two players while being fouled by the third. (clarifying example)

List of Evidence: (Choose One!)

Sources:

Lorcher, Trent. Lesson Plan: Using Evidence and Supporting Details in Writing. Bright Hub Education. 29 Nov. 2011. Web. 11 May 2012.

Writing Tutorial Services. Indiana University. 11 October 2010. Web. 11 May 2012.

Recommended

View more >