SUPPORTING DETAILSKaren Y Silvestri, Instructor
RecallA topic sentence consists of:Main IdeaSpecific ImpressionRaiseI deserve one.
I deserve a raise.This is your MAIN POINT, your TOPIC SENTENCE.
WHY do you deserve a raise?Without supporting details, you state the main point, but you don’t make the main point!
How do you add supporting details?Examples that showFacts that explainEvidence that proves
Good Support:SHOWS: it provides visual details using sensory imageryEXPLAINS: it offers specific examplesPROVES: it provides specific evidence from outside sources
Primary support points: the major ideas that back upyour mainpoint.Secondary support points: details to back up yourprimary support.What are some supporting details you can think of for why you deserve a raise?
Main IdeaPrimary Support DetailPrimary Support DetailPrimary Support DetailI deserve a raise.AttendanceExperienceHard WorkingPreparing a flowchart like this one can help you to organize your thoughts.
Adding Secondary SupportNow that you have chosen your PRIMARY supports, you need to add supporting details for your supporting details! (no groaning!)You add secondary support by providing additional examples and illustrations to back up your primary support.
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