What are trivial or frivolous points or supporting material?

All support is not created equal. Support that is barely related to your point does not do you any good and can try your reader’s patience. Similarly, supporting just a portion of your point will not make your case. If you are having a hard time finding support for a point, try Ask a Librarian for help with your research or consider revising your point to better suit the evidence you are finding. For how to make sure your paragraphs stay focused and do not include irrelevant details see “Paragraph Development and Topic Sentences ” from Capital Community College.

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