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Supporting Statements

  • Compare and Contrast
  • Actual Incident
  • Repetition
  • Definition (connotative and denotative)
  • Illustration (visual aids?)
  • Facts and Figures
    • Say it three ways to reinforce the meaning
    • Change to fraction or percent
    • Round it off
    • Repeat it
    • Relate it to something we already know
  • Description (colorful adjectives and active verbs)
  • Quotes

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