Text evidence is basically information in a text that backs up the main point, or points in general, throughout the story. So, I want to write up some main points up here about text evidence. So, I guess that it supports. Don’t hesitate to also check our 236 free and powerful practice tests
The things it supports are the main point or the points throughout the story.
So, any time an author makes a claim about something, it’s important that they have text evidence, because when they just make a claim that’s not very credible, and so, they add text evidence to it to back up that claim, maybe give a statistic, or tell something else to back up the main point or points throughout the story.
And, text evidence also helps the reader draw a conclusion, or it leads to the conclusion throughout the story.
So, it’s important that text evidence is three things: precise, descriptive, and factual.
Remember I said that text evidence supports the main point or points in a story. Well, generally, a main point and points throughout a piece of writing are going to be very general. They’re not going to be very specific. So, since these things are very general, it’s important that there are some specifics in the paper. So, that’s why the text evidence needs to be precise. That way, your paper isn’t vague, or the writer’s paper isn’t vague.
It’s also important that this text evidence is descriptive, because again, main points and points are vague, so it’s important to have something very descriptive.
It’s also important that they’re factual because since the text evidence is backing up or supporting the main points and points, it’s important that these facts, or these text evidence, are factual so that it is actually credibly backing up the main points and points throughout the story.
The next lesson: Textual Evidence for Predictions, both lessons are included in Practice Tests.