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A PowerPoint About Evidence

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  1. 1. Evidence By Adriene Ghiasian
  2. 2. Terms to Know <ul><li>Source: One, such as a person or document, that supplies information. </li></ul><ul><li>Falsified: To make up evidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonial: A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim. </li></ul><ul><li>Eyewitness: A person who can bear witness to the fact. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience: The spectator or listeners for a speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Circumstantial: Incidental, no primary significance. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Evidence? <ul><li>Evidence is referring to specific instances, testimony and proof that will support the claim that you are making. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence will help to establish your credibility and will help sway your audience to your cause. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Does Evidence Matter? <ul><li>Evidence matters because without it you have no credibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence is practically the staple of all arguments and speeches. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Evidence <ul><li>There are three main types of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>-Statistical Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>-Testimony Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>-Legal Precedent Evidence </li></ul>
  6. 6. Statistical Evidence <ul><li>To report on a specific instance </li></ul><ul><li>This type of evidence is to help to communicate a vast number of instances related to your topic without having to cite in detail each and everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a way to help describe the facts to your audience. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Testimony Evidence <ul><li>Testimony evidence is basically when you have a professional in a field speak in favor of your cause or topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Or if you quote them in giving your topic precedence </li></ul>
  8. 8. Legal Precedent Evidence <ul><li>This is important to help establish winning your case. </li></ul><ul><li>Legal precedents in which other proven cases can aid you if one court makes a ruling that would be in your favor to present. </li></ul><ul><li>Such as for a similar situation or cause. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tests of Evidence <ul><li>This will help make your evidence strong </li></ul><ul><li>In order to do that you need to make sure you comply with the following: </li></ul><ul><li>-Have you falsified any of your evidence? </li></ul><ul><li>(can it prove you lied?) </li></ul><ul><li>-Does it come from a reliable source? </li></ul><ul><li>(I.E, from a doctor of expert in their field?) </li></ul><ul><li>-Is it not enough? </li></ul><ul><li>(will it still leave your audience with questions?) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using Evidence <ul><li>When presenting any evidence for any cause it is important to remember : </li></ul><ul><li>-Without conclusive proof your chances of proving your point beyond any reason of a doubt is nearly impossible. </li></ul><ul><li>-Remember weak evidence means a weak claim. </li></ul><ul><li>-The more specific you are the less the audience will question your proof. </li></ul><ul><li>-Most importantly, always check your sources! </li></ul>