Using Supporting Evidence
When you present your findings, you will need to provide evidence from the information that you have gathered to support your thesis/argument. When using supporting evidence, it is important to accomplish the following:
- Evaluate information to ensure that it is appropriate for you to use it as a source.
- Make sure that evidence relates to your thesis/argument. Sometimes good information may not apply. Do not lose focus!
- Integrate information in an effective way by using a mix of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
- Properly attribute information that you use.
- Be sure that you add commentary, providing your own interpretation and meaning.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Sources
When presenting findings, you communicate most effectively when using a mixed balance of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
More about quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing:
Make sure that you provide proper attribution when you quote or paraphrase from information sources. If you are creating a project with borrowed assets (e.g., images, audio, video, etc.), you will also need to provide attribution for those.
The way that you provide attribution will vary depending on your teacher, the assignment, and your presentation format.
More About Copyright and Fair Use
As you work on presenting your findings, in addition to providing proper attribution, make sure you even have rights to use assets (e.g., images, audio, video, etc.) that you integrate into your final product. Also access free-to-use assets in the GUHSD Virtual Makerspace gift boxes.