select three words from the vocabulary list (evidence, quoting, attribution)

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Word/Concept/Term: evidence
Definition: the available facts and information pointing to whether a claim is correct or true
Examples: 1) DNA evidence is commonly used in court to prove that a parent is biologically related to his/her child. 2) Many documents are no longer able to be used as evidence due to the emergence of photoshop. 3) Types of evidence commonly used by government regulatory agencies include DNA and fingerprints. 
Facts/Characteristics: comes from the Latin "evidentia", noun
Non-examples: 1) There was evidence of her psychotic behavior because she wrote a horror story. 
2) antonym: disprove

Word/concept/term: quoting
definition: copy words from a text or from speech with an indication that one is not the original producer of this copy
examples: Influential speakers are commonly heard quoting famous, inspiring leaders in their speeches. 
Many students use the act of quoting to provide evidence for their research papers. 
Facts: from medieval Latin, "quotare", verb
nonfacts: She quoted herself in her research paper. antonym: plagiarizing

Word/concept/term: attribution
definition: process people use to explain events and behaviors, usually of others
examples: a genuine respect for one another is one of the most commonly cited attributions of a happily married couple; attribution can be used to compare quality
Facts/characteristics: noun; first known use was in 1651; synonym: characteristic
nonfacts: bad sentence- Attribution was used to find the cause of the hurricane. 

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