Gathering Evidence2

Gathering Evidence2 - Gathering Evidence Purpose: Many...

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Gathering Evidence Purpose : Many students (often scrambling at the last minute) grasp onto the first quotations that they come across that even marginally fit the point they are trying to make. This, as would be expected, hurts the overall quality of the paper and leads to strained attempts to fit a poorly chosen quotation into the paragraph’s agenda. This exercise is meant to encourage you to do a complete breakdown and categorization of all the evidence your article has to offer. Only after you have gathered and sorted the evidence should you begin to formulate an argument (thesis). As you begin the argument composition process, take a look at the evidence you have available, emphasizing areas that you have a wealth of evidence to support and subordinating the issues that you can’t substantiate as well. Instructions: 1. In the first column you should transcribe evidence exactly from the text, noting the page number on which the evidence appears. In the second column, briefly note what you
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