Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence


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Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.

The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

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1. You have written an essay in which you claim that 'Southern Georgia was once the home to an underground civilization.' Which of the following provides the BEST evidence in order to convince your reader? Why?


Once they have taken over NASA, we believe that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA. The aliens have been meeting in the middle of the night and current intelligence includes encrypted transmissions (see figure A) indicating such a plan.

In the excerpt above, what constitutes good evidence that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA? why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evidence and support are vital parts of persuasive writing, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. Some terms you will be assessed on include the types and uses of evidence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Main arguments
  • Use of evidence and support
  • Different types of evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding evidence and support
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify evidence in practice scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about this writing topic, review the accompanying lesson called Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of evidence and support
  • Identify and interpret examples
  • Learn to use evidence and support in your own writing
  • Know the importance of relevant information