Selecting your evidence

Selecting your evidence

Once you have worked out what you are being asked to do and have found relevant and good quality information, you will need to make sense of all the data. Go through all the material and be brutal in rejecting unnecessary or irrelevant information. 
Only select the data that will help you answer the question. It can be disappointing to discard material you have gathered, but your lecturer only wants you to include material that is relevant. Pick out the central themes and concentrate on these.

These two videos from Dr Jane McKay, HLS LDC will help get you started. 

Hint: Go through your notes and highlight relevant material in green. Highlight in red any material that can be discarded and highlight in yellow anything you are unsure of. Now you have a clearer idea of what you should include.

Using Evidence in Your Writing

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Using Evidence in Your Writing

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