His father, also named John, was a legal clerk and served with the Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War.
You may need to point out in writing your essay that China is the largest nation in the world, in population, or that most Americans watch television or that Barak Obama was elected president in Claims like these draw on common knowledge.
You can assume that your readers will recognize the truth of such claims without any further evidence. You can also assume that readers will accept claims about your own personal experience--assuming they sound reasonable--without further evidence.
But when you make a claim that is not common knowledge, then you need to support it. In reviewing your essay, keep in mind that not everyone knows everything you know.
If you are writing to a general college-level audience you need to assume that many readers will not know detailed information about most subjects. Most of the words in a good essay will be devoted to answering the question "How do you know?
If you do in fact believe that a claim you are making in your essay is true, let your readers know what you saw, read, or heard that convinced you it was true. In many cases, of course, you may not be able to answer that question without doing further research, because you may not remember how you learned something.
That means that you will have to, in effect, learn it again for your essay. Note that the standard here is that you should support every claim that readers might doubt. There are several ways of telling readers how you know.
In some cases, you have learned that your claim is true through personal experience.
Tell your readers about the experience, so they can see how you learned what you know. If your description of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder is based on your observation of your younger brother, who was diagnosed with the disorder, then tell us that.
And describe what you observed. If you conceal your experience and just give us your conclusions we have no reason to accept the conclusions. You may have read about an example in a book or even seen a documentary on television that illustrated the point you are making.
Tell your readers whose experience illustrates your point and how you found out about it. In that case, you need to show your readers not that the claim you make was true once but that it is true often. How do we know that most students who attended private schools in high school had an experience like yours?
How do we know that most kindergarten teachers use techniques like the ones you observed in Mrs. To generalize beyond examples like this usually requires either statistical evidence or the testimony of experts. In order to tell us how you know something, you need to tell us where the information came from.
If you personally observed the case you are telling us about, you need to tell us that you observed it, and when and where. If you read about it, you need to tell us where you read about it.Critical thinking is very important — every day we are confronted with a host of claims which we need to be able to evaluate.
We need to consider political claims, economic claims, religious claims, commercial claims, and so forth. ashio-midori.com is the Federal Government's premier electronic source for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
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When we evaluate evidence we go beyond simply describing what it is and how it relates to the claim. Use quotes from outside sources to help illustrate and expand on your own points, but the majority of your paper should be your own writing and ideas.
S5P1: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the differences between a physical change and a chemical change. S5P1.b: Construct an argument based on observations to support a claim that the physical changes in the state of water are due to temperature changes, which cause small particles that cannot be seen to move differently.