SLC: Using Evidence
SLC: Using Evidence Revision
In order to make your points more credible, you should try to provide evidence to back them up.
Doing more research will demonstrate your ability to express your opinions and validate them.
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When presenting in your exam or in real life situations, it is important to add depth to your points by including evidence.
This can be done by providing an opinion, and then supporting it with facts.
However, make sure that the evidence is persuasive and relevant, otherwise it may confuse your audience and make your presentation less effective.
It can be helpful to listen to others and see how they use evidence to emphasise their points.
Things to think about:
- How have they strengthened their opinions?
- What type of facts have they provided?
- Are they persuasive and relevant?
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Example 1: Relevant or Irrelevant?
Below is a short speech from someone selling soap at their pop-up shop:
“I believe my products are different from many standard soaps. This is because we use all natural ingredients packed with collagen boosting properties. For example, the hibiscus range has anti-ageing effects due to the anthocyanins, decreasing the chance of early ageing of the skin”.
This response is very confident and relevant.
It starts with an opinion, and provides evidence for why the products are different to others with a fact.
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Example 2: Relevant or Irrelevant?
Below is a response during a school council meeting:
“I think a day off wearing school uniform to raise money for charity will be successful. This can take place next week as it is meant to rain this week”.
This response is very weak and irrelevant. It starts with an opinion, but provides with no evidence for why the idea will be successful.
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