Importance of using evidence to support claims

Prove It! Using Evidence Purpose: To help you understand the importance of using evidence to support claims and to gain experience in incorporating evidence into speeches.

Instructions: Students should choose a magazine article or advertisement that uses one or more of the types of supporting criteria explained in the textbook. They then need to analyze the claims that the article or advertisement makes based on the evidence or lack of evidence provided. Students should use the following questions to help guide their analysis. Your analysis should be no more than 1 to 2 pages and no more than 1 to 3 types of supporting material. 1. What type of supporting material is used in the article?

2. Does the article include information about the source of the material :where did the material come from?

3. Does the article effectively use the supporting material to develop the argument or conclusion? Why, or why not?

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