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Summary: Reporting evidence

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Use evidence from your sources to persuade your reader of the strength and validity of your argument, or the position you take on the assignment topic.

You need to show that you have:

  • read widely on the topic.
  • presented evidence to support your position.
  • considered opposing positions and found the evidence unconvincing.

There is a spectrum of positions you can take on each piece of evidence, ranging from very strong agreement to very strong disagreement.

You can use a range of language strategies to signal to your reader the extent to which you either agree or disagree with each piece of evidence.

Avoid absolute agreement or disagreement in academic writing because in Western culture, most knowledge can be questioned.

You have completed Module 2, Unit 4: Reporting Evidence.

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