<ul><li> You are learning how different types of evidence is used to persuade the reader.
You will need to write an argument using evidence provided.
You will need to be able to recognise when evidence is used in texts.</li></li></ul><li>Why use evidence?<br />When writing a persuasive essay one of the most important and effective techniques is using evidence.<br />Evidence is any kind of information that supports claims that the writer makes.<br />If no evidence is given the reader may think to themselves “Prove it”. <br />
Where can you get evidence?<br />A persuasive essay must provide specific and convincing evidence. Often it is necessary to go beyond your own knowledge and experience. You might need to go to the library, read books, surf the internet or interview people who are experts on your topic.<br />
Types of Evidence<br />There are different types of evidence that can be used in a persuasive speech or essay such as:<br />statistical or factual evidence<br />anecdotal evidence or examples<br />expert evidence<br />analogical evidence<br />Testimonial evidence<br />
Statistical or factual evidence<br />This evidence is real life evidence using statistics in different ways. Eg:<br />In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times. <br />
Testimonial evidence or examples<br />Just like in advertisements testimonial evidence comes from somebody else who may not be an expert, or when a lawyer asks for an eye witness to come forward. Eg:<br />Justin Bieber on the Proactive commercial explaining that Proactive made his pimples disappear.<br />
Expert evidence<br />Is evidence from somebody who is a specialist in a certain expertise so it can be trusted. Eg:<br />Doctors name smoking one of the most serious problems of the modern society.<br />
Analogical evidence<br />When you don't have statistics or expert evidence to refer too you have to find the evidence by comparing it too other situations that are similar. Eg:<br />Comparing the lifespan of people in the USA to Australia to see who has the better healthcare system<br />
Highlight the evidence.<br />Highlight what you believe to be evidence in the text provided.<br />
School Uniform<br />Write an argument with three viewpoints (firstly, secondly, finally) using some of the following evidence on school uniforms.<br />School uniforms are cheap<br />Teachers believe school uniforms make less distractions at school<br />Statistics show that schools that have a uniform are have 25% more students completing year 12 than schools that don't.<br />Schools that have uniform have less problems with school violence than those that don't.<br />Some students believe school uniform gives them a greater school spirit and are proud to be part of a school.<br />