Statement-Proof-Commentary PPT

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STATEMENT-PROOFCOMMENTARY
Your New Mantra for Writing
Statement
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Everything that is the writer’s own ideas
 Claims
 Thesis
statements
Proof
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Anecdotes
From a text
 Paraphrased
 Quoted
 Summarized
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(sometimes)
Examples
Facts and figures
Commentary
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Explanation of HOW the proof supports the
statement
Must match the statement and the proof together
This is the area worth the most points and where
students struggle
How do I Use S-P-C?
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Helps to understand a text and identify main ideas
Helps to write a paper—ultimate formula for
success in all writing
 You
always know what you need to write next!
S-P-C EXAMPLE
S - The Arizona legislature always cuts education
spending first when the state needs money.
P – In 2011 alone, the education budget in Arizona
was cut by 17%.
C – Every time the education budget is cut, more
damage is done to Arizona’s students’ education.
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