Read this passage from giovanna's evaluation of an argument claiming that climate change is not affected by human activity.
niemand's article on climate change in the editorial section of today's newspaper offers a weak argument. his reasoning consists of little more than unsubstantiated assertions that climate change is not affected by human activity.
in an effective evaluation, which element would follow this statement?
a. a summary of niemand's claim
b. text evidence from niemand's argument
c. a restatement of giovanna's evaluation
d. the name and source of niemand's article
B because they need to back up their reasoning and arguments
The best way to continue Giovanna's evaluation is with B. text evidence of Niemand's argument.
In her evaluation of an article, Giovanna must first state her opinion and then support it by presenting evidence taken from the very article she is evaluating. That way, she can defend her point of view and try to convince readers that she is correct in her opinion.
Giovanna has already revealed Niemand's claim when she said his made assertions that "climate change is not affected by human activity." Thus, we now know what his article is about. However, in Giovanna's opinion, his assertions were unsubstantiated. For readers to understand why she thinks so, she must provide text evidence from Niemand's argument. She should choose the passages she thinks will prove her point and add them to her evaluation, properly discussing their lack of substance.
B. Text evidence from Niemand's argument
I just took the Test.
In an effective evaluation, the element that would follow this statement is "text evidence from Niemand's argument"
As the author presents the claim, it has to be followed by evidence to support the idea, this makes option B the correct one to follow this opening statement, the other options are not suitable for this part of this evaluation of an argument since it has to be immediately proved as they might face counterclaims.
Text evidence from Niemand's argument.