Supporting details are very important parts of a paper. It can be said that the topic and main idea of a paper is the most important part. But, without supporting details, main ideas and topics are irrelevant.
So, basically, supporting details reinforce a larger point. So, a writer will make a point, which may take the form of a topic or a main idea of a paper.
So, the writer makes that point, and then the writer backs up their point with supporting details. And these details are most often found in informative and persuasive text. And this makes sense because if the writer is telling you about something, each main point they make, they’re also going to need to back up with more points so that the reader can be sure that they are being told accurate information.
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