The Core of Your Argument. Reporting Evidence. Prof. Q. Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NO-fka_JTQ. Weight Your Burden of Evidence. What kind of evidence will your reader expect? How strongly will your readers resist your claim?
What kind of evidence will your reader expect?
How strongly will your readers resist your claim?
How fully do you want your reader to accept your claim?
Is your report of evidence accurate?
Is your report of evidence precise enough?
Is the evidence you report representative?
Is your report of evidence from reliable sources?
Currency – Is it recent?
Reputation – Is it reputable?
Disinterestedness – Are there stakeholders?
Level of Source – How close to the source information is your report?
You need to know your audience.
Your type of audience will determine what type of evidence you will use.
You need to consider the type of evidence the naysayer will use.
Some individuals might feel that evidence which agrees with their views are correct, and that if asked to justify their evidence they might feel insulted.
P. 192 ex. 2, 4
Reports of Memories – Our mind shapes them into a story influenced by beliefs.
Anecdotes (Memories for Public Consumption) – We impose on them further.
Reports from Authorities – May sometimes be biased or have agendas.
Visual Reports – They are never objective and can be doctored.
Visual Representations of Data – Can be represented in different ways and be given ‘spins’.
Read the essay on P. 172..
Identify the types of evidence used.
Explain whether you think the evidence works or not and why.