Recognizing the difference between fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment statements is an essential skill, one which is often touched upon and reviewed in school. Students need to be able to distinguish between these three types of statements in order to write persuasive pieces, develop proper theses, communicate and engage in debates, and critically analyze information.
If you’re looking for a short video to refresh your students’ thinking on the topic, share Facts, Opinions, and Reasoned Judgments: What’s the Difference with them.
In just over a minute, your students will learn:
- The three different ways information can be presented (facts, opinions, reasoned judgments)
- Definitions for facts, opinions, and reasoned judgments
- Examples and explanations for each statement type
If your students decide to use facts, opinions, and reasoned judgments from outside sources to back up the claims in their writing and research projects, remind them to make citations! EasyBib.com’s citation generator creates citations in MLA style, APA style, and thousands of other citation styles. In less than a minute, students can responsibly credit other authors’ works. Remind your students of this important step in the research process.