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What is supporting evidence in an essay?

Supporting evidence proves a claim to be true. Supporting evidence can be a summary, paraphrased or a direct quote. It’s really where you prove your point to be true, it’s that evidence that supports it.

How do I support claims 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 is a supported claim?

A supported claim is a statement of truth that has evidence to show the audience that the statement is valid. It’s something that the audience can believe in. An unsupported claim is a statement that has no evidence to support the truth of it and the audience cannot see if the statement is valid or not.

What is claim of fact?

Claim of Fact: asserts that a condition has existed, exists, or will exist. To support–use factual evidence that is sufficient, reliable, and appropriate.

What is the function of a claim in an argument?

The main idea/function of a claim in an argument is to introduce the topic to readers. In the claim, the reads are able to get an idea of what the piece of article that they are reading is about. This also allows the readers to chose if they would like to read the article.

What is an example of evidence?

Evidence is defined as something that gives proof or leads to a conclusion. The suspect’s blood at the scene of a crime is an example of evidence. The footprints in the house are an example of evidence that someone came inside. An example of evidence is to present research to prove the benefits of a new drug.