Examples as evidence

Providing examples to support your point is crucial to making a convincing argument. Depending on what you're studying, examples could be:

  • quotes from a literary text
  • quotes from primary sources
  • quotes from websites, blogs or forums
  • images, paintings or photographs
  • charts, graphs or statistics
  • quotes or summaries from the media, like news articles, films, or documentaries
  • a personal experience.
Quotes show that the ideas in your essay are more than just your opinion.