Use four of the quotes you chose from Taxonomy of Evidence Homework Assignment to complete this assignment. (Instructions) Using your understanding of four categories from the Taxonomy of Evidence, choose four of the quotes from your last homework assignment and complete the following exercise: 1. Incorporating the definition of a given taxonomy category into your explanation, explain why each quote satisfies the category’s requirements. 2. Explain how each quote you have chosen contributes to the text as a whole; what role does the use of the particular type of evidence play? What might the use of a particular evidence category convey about the author’s intentions (the goal of the text) and/or ethos? *Why is the word “explain” highlighted? I am emphasizing the need for analysis in this assignment. Be sure to use the quote itself to support claims you make regarding the two objectives above. Example: If you choose the “bolsters personal ethos” and you examine a quote that involved a memory to assert that the author is attempting to develop a personal sense of trust with the reader, be sure to analyze the quote to explain why your claim is feasible. Each of your four responses should be AT LEAST 150 words. Introduction to the Taxonomy of Evidence The Taxonomy of Evidence helps us to analyze the ways in which authors employ evidence within texts to accomplish certain goals. When analyzing evidence in a text, always examine why particular types of evidence might be used over others. Types of Evidence 1. Introduces a Topic: Evidence that offers context that assists an author in presenting a topic. 2. Provides Rhetorical Contexts: This type of evidence sets up a text for rhetorical appeals or offers rhetorical information that helps explain aspects of the text. Consider Lacan’s use of the word “cogito” at the beginning of his lecture to appeal to ethos . Lacan’s jargon showcased his expertise to an audience who would also understand the reference. In that case, the word “cogito” provides rhetorical context because the word tells Lacan’s audience that there is a connection between the meaning of the word “cogito” and the theory of the mirror stage. 3. Presents Theoretical Lens: This type of evidence is used to support the explanation of a theory or to present/ apply a theory. 4. Provides Historical Context : Evidence that offers historical information to present a connection between such information and the topic at hand. 5. Presents Gaps in Previous Research: This sort of evidence identifies inconsistencies or unexplored components of research to preface the author’s perspective. 6. Supports a Claim 7. Gives Examples of a Claim 8. Supports Conclusions: Evidence that supports the positing of a new idea based on prior evidence. 9. Aids Explanation of Results: This sort of evidence helps the author explain the results of a given analysis. 10. Presents/ Supports Methodology (Methodology- How something is done). This type of evidence explains or adds insight to the ways in which a given task, topic, or theory is broken down. Example: In Lacan’s lecture, Lacan uses multiple examples that pertain to the steps and components of the mirror stage to explain how the mirror stage is formative of the “I.” 11. Develops Ethos: Evidence that supports appeals to credibility. 12. Bolsters Personal Ethos : Evidence that supports trust between the author and the reader. This sort of evidence appeals to the author’s character.