Text Evidence Definition


Text Evidence

Text evidence is information in a text that backs up the main point, or points in general, throughout the story. Let’s look at some points about text evidence. Like I said, it supports. The things it supports are the main point or the points throughout the story.

Any time an author makes a claim about something, it’s important they have text evidence, because when they just make a claim, it’s not very credible. They add text evidence to it to back up that claim, maybe give a statistic, or tell something else to back up the main point or points throughout the story. Text evidence also helps the reader draw a conclusion; it leads to the conclusion throughout the story.

It’s important that text evidence is three things: Precise, Descriptive, and Factual. Remember, Text evidence supports the main point or points in a story. Generally, a main point and points throughout a piece of writing are going to be very general are not going to be very specific. Since these things are very general, it’s important that there are some specifics in the paper. That’s why the text evidence needs to be precise. This way, your paper isn’t vague, or the writer’s paper isn’t vague.

It’s also important that this text evidence is descriptive, because, again, main points and points are vague, so it’s important to have something very descriptive. It’s also important that they’re factual, because, since the text evidence is backing up or supporting the main points and points, it’s important that these this text evidence is factual, so that it’s actually credibly backing up the main points and points throughout the story.

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Last updated: 04/20/2018
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