Evaluating Evidence

Evaluating evidence is the last step in examining how a speaker/writer supports his/her position. Evaluating evidence asks readers to consider the type of evidence used and judge its effectiveness. Students should explain their positions and use examples from the text to support their conclusions.

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Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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