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1 Today’s Standard 2.2 Analyze text that uses proposition and support patterns.propositionsupport
2 Proposition= an opinion put forth by someone. Support= a reason that answers the question whyabout the proposition statement.Example:Proposition: Public schools should have aschool uniform policyWHY?Support: Safer campus because intruders can easily be identifiedSupport: School uniforms emphasize group identity, which promotes school pride.Support: Wearing school uniforms prevent the creation of clothing related cliques.
3 Examples of Support:Facts, including the results of scientific researchand surveys.Studies from Long Beach, CA. have shown that thenumber of suspensions had decreased since themandatory school uniform policy took effectStatistics– facts in number form.In 21 states and the District of Columbia, schools anddistricts have the right to tell students what to wearExamples– specific instances that illustratereasons or facts.When the whole school has to wear the same thing, noone can be picked on
4 Examples of Support:Anecdotes– brief stories, such as personal experiences8 year old Carina likes that her principal wears thesame uniform as the studentsDefinitions-the formal statement of the meaningAt the Cramp School, the uniform consists of whiteshirts, red ties, and navy blue bottomsOpinions from Experts on the subject, especially withdirect quotations.Principal Karen Williams said, “We’re not here toparade outfits around. We’re here with our shirtstucked in, ready for the day.”
5 Your turn!California is considering eliminating all non-academic subjects (art, music, P.E. etc.) from middle schools to put more emphasis on math, English, history and science. State a proposition on this subject and give 3 sentences of support. Tell what kind of evidence you have used as support (fact, example, statistics, quote, expert opinion, personal experience, or anecdote).