What is determining textual evidence?
So should writing an essay without textual evidence. Textual evidence is evidence, gathered from the original source or other texts, that supports an argument or thesis. Such evidence can be found in the form of a quotation, paraphrased material, and descriptions of the text.
How do you formulate counterclaims?
- Step 1: Write a counterclaim. Write a sentence that contradicts the claim.
- Step 2: Explain the counterclaim. The more “real” you make the opposing position, the more “right” you will seem when you disprove it.
- Step 3: Rebut the counterclaim.
How can you support textual evidence?
Citing textual evidence requires students to look back into the text for evidence to support an idea, answer a question or make a claim. Citing evidence requires students to think more deeply about the text, analyze the author, source etc. Students also need to practice finding strong evidence to support their ideas.
How do you paraphrase textual evidence?
How to paraphrase
- Read the original source carefully.
- Identify the main point(s) and key words.
- Cover the original text and rewrite it in your own words.
- Write the paraphrase in your own style.
- Review your paraphrase to check it accurately reflects the original text but is in your words and style.
How do you not paraphrase?
Ineffective Paraphrasing Strategies
- Avoid switching out or changing around of a few words in an author’s sentence(s) for use in your paper.
- Avoid failing to acknowledge (through an in-text citation or direct quotes) the outside source from which you obtained your information or ideas.
What are examples of textual evidence?
1. You may incorporate textual evidence right into the sentence with the use of quotation marks, but your quote from the text must make sense in the context of the sentence. For example: April is so wildly confused that she actually “…hated Caroline because it was all her fault” (page 118).
What is an example of effective paraphrasing?
Sometimes you only need to paraphrase the information from one sentence. Here are some examples of paraphrasing individual sentences: Original: Her life spanned years of incredible change for women as they gained more rights than ever before. Paraphrase: She lived through the exciting era of women’s liberation.
What are examples of counterclaims?
Examples of counterclaims include: After a bank has sued a customer for an unpaid debt, the customer counterclaims (sues back) against the bank for fraud in procuring the debt. The court will sort out the different claims in one lawsuit (unless the claims are severed).