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How can you support your evidence?

How Do I Use Evidence?Make sure your evidence is appropriate to the paper you are writing.Make sure the evidence does, in fact, support your argument or your claims.Tell your reader why this evidence supports your argument/claims.Make sure you have an appropriate amount of evidence.

How do you support arguments with evidence?

Present evidence that contradicts your stance, and then argue against (refute) that evidence and therefore strengthen your position. Use sources against each other, as if they were experts on a panel discussing your proposition. Use quotations to support your assertion, not merely to state or restate your claim.

What are supporting reasons?

Think of supporting arguments as mini-papers with mini-thesis statements (sometimes called main ideas). Supporting arguments “back up” your thesis or help “prove” it—to the extent that it can truly be proven. In the following essay, the main idea of each supporting argument is bolded and underlined.

What are main ideas?

The main idea is the point of the paragraph. It is the most important thought about the topic. The author can locate the main idea in different places within a paragraph. The main idea is usually a sentence, and it is usually the first sentence. The writer then uses the rest of the paragraph to support the main idea.

What is another name for main idea?

Similar words for main idea: bottom line (noun) core (noun) essence (noun) point (noun)

Where do you find the main idea in a passage?

Main ideas are often found at the beginning of paragraphs. The first sentence often explains the subject being discussed in the passage.Main ideas are also found in the concluding sentences of a paragraph.