Evidence Reading

In the reading by Joseph Zompetti evidence is defined as “any material that supports, justifies or proves a claim that is being presented.” I found this reading really help full because I had never thought of all the different ways evidence is presented within a speech or piece of writing. I had also never considered that when you address different audiences different types of evidence may be more appropriate to use. For example, if you were talking to an audience made up mostly of children the use of examples would be better than statistics or expert testimony when presenting your argument, however when speaking to an older audience using statistics and expert testimony would help increase the credibility of your overall argument.

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