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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 3.2. Evidence

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Evidence is the data, information or experience used to justify that a claim is true or valid.

Definition (informal)

Evidence: How do you know that?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example uses Bouchard’s meta-analysis of intelligence studies as evidence to justify the claim that hereditary contributes to intelligence.

[1] For example, Bouchard’s (2004) meta-analysis of intelligence studies estimates .85 heritability of intelligence for over 18 year olds.

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

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