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College Writing: Prove Your Claim

This guide was created to help you learn the steps to successful academic research.

What Counts as Evidence?

There's no such thing as an "evidence checklist," which, when all checked off, will tell you whether or not the information you're considering is "evidence." That's because what counts as evidence is almost entirely dependent on the claim you're trying to prove. —ProQuest Research Companion

Information to Prove Your Claim

Evidence of vs. Consistent with

Statistics as Evidence