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1 General Tests of Evidence Accessible: Evidence directly observed Reliable: Record of accuracy Consistent: Representative Recent: Timely relative to issue Relevant: Applicability to claim Adequate: Sufficient Clear: Language is understandable

2 Exercise A, p Not recent, reliable 2. Not accessible, reliable, adequate, clear 3. Not consistent, reliable, clear 4. Not accessible, adequate, clear

3 Homework 5 Find three argumentative sources on a topic (Exercise D1, p. 128) Reference each (Exercise D2, p. 128.) Reference However, choose one to summarize: Establish the credentials of the source Summarize the argument Evaluate strengths and weaknesses

4 References (Works Cited) Book (author, title, city, publisher, date) Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver: MacMurray, Magazine (author, title, magazine, date, pages) Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time 20 Nov. 2000: Online (author, title, web page, date, organization, date of access, web address) Poland, Dave. "The Hot Button." Roughcut. 26 Oct Turner Network Television. 28 Oct


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