Which choice correctly matches these samples with incompletely met criteria?
Sample 1’s author cites evidence that is tangential to his argument; hence, it is not relevant. Sample 2’s author cites anecdotal evidence which is inaccurate; hence, it is not factual. Sample 3’s author cites evidence which is factual (accurate) and relevant (directly related), but not sufficient (an isolated example uncorroborated by any other sources). Criteria for evaluating evidence used in informational text include that the evidence be relevant, factual, and sufficient to accomplish the author’s purpose (e.g., proving the author’s point[s] and/or persuading the reader).