EVIDENCE - 3 personal experiences and observations 4...

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EVIDENCE Evidence is information that will convince the reader that the thesis/argument is reasonable/correct. In an essay, evidence organized into well-developed paragraphs makes up the body of the essay. The key is to identify the types of evidence that best support the thesis and suits the purpose of the audience. Types of evidence: 1. facts and statistics 2. examples and illustrations
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Unformatted text preview: 3. personal experiences and observations 4. analogy 5. shared/common beliefs 6. reasoning and logic 7. expert opinion (usually in direct quotations) 8. definition 9. historical background 10. descriptive details 11. explanation of a process 12. narratives 13. cause/effect 14. classification 15. comparison/contrast 16. advantages and disadvantages 17. problem/solution...
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