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Textual Evidence Notes
Transcript of Textual Evidence Notes
Connects to the main idea
Supports claim Irrelevant Information Off topic
Doesn't connect to the main idea
Doesn't support claim Types of Textual Evidence Descriptive Details When an author describes a landscape as having purple wildflowers and yellow daisies, or if she tells you a character has piercing blue eyes and a hooked nose like an eagle, the author is using descriptive details. Factual details Nonfiction books and articles mostly use factual details to support ideas.
Factual details help support the main idea an author is expressing. They help convince us that the author knows what he or she is talking about and is not just expressing an opinion.
We are more likely to believe an author if there are factual details to back up what he or she is saying. How does the Argument and Point of View affect Textual Evidence? Direct words from the text Surrounded by quotation marks Textual Evidence Strength of Evidence Facts and details from the reading that support a claim. Supporting Sentences
- factual details
- descriptive details
Sentences What is the main idea?
What are the supporting sentences? What is irrelevant? 1. Hearsay
2. Personal Experience
3. Expert Knowledge
4. Historical Documents
5. Scientific Studies Quotations Notice that quotations from texts use quotation marks. What does the word "Argument" mean? When you hear the word argument, you probably think of two people loudly fighting over something. Actually, we all use argumentation every day! Let's say you want to spend the night at your friend Josh's house, but you don't think your parents will go for it. You'd want to think up a good argument to convince them that you should be able to go. What makes an Argument? Arguments come in all shapes and sizes, but they usually have these things in common:
They state a position or opinion clearly.They back up the position with evidence of some sort.They show the benefits of that particular position. Two Things to Remember when Picking Evidence for your
Argument. Strength of evidence
Your Bias, or point of view Bias: What is that?! Remember This when figuring out BIAS
The Rest of the Story The Writer
Find out what you can about the writer. Is there information that hints that the writer might have a certain bias? For example, maybe the writer of an article criticizing the governor is planning to run against the governor in the next election. The Reason
Ask yourself the reason the piece was written. Is someone trying to influence you to buy a product? To change your mind about something? To support a cause? The Rest of the Story
Before you make up your mind on any issue, make sure you've gathered all the important information. Even if you disagree with someone, knowing the reasons for his or her position cannot hurt. Examples of Hearsay “The passenger said the light was red”
Lance said the test was easy.