Begin the task by reading the text around the bold font to understand how the bold font provides evidence for some argument or claim within the article.
If you need to see more article context to answer a question, drag the slider underneath the article box to the right.
The bolded text appearing to the left will identify some bit of evidence that is being used to support an argument/claim appearing in the article. Your job is to answer questions about that bit of evidence –– NOT other bits of evidence in the article. Watch the Evidence Tutorial for details.
If you are having trouble understanding what the questions are asking or what each answer choice means, click on the blue question mark next to question text or answer text. A help box will appear offering additional details.
You can also refer to this searchable Field Guide to Evidence Specialist Task.
If you have any questions about the interface, watch our Interface Demo here.
Do your best, but don't stress. Sometimes it is hard to choose between potential answer choices, and difficult to know for certain if you are correct. Other people are also completing these tasks, and the PE system will find the consensus among your answers and highlights. Although PE tasks appear like the quizzes and tests we took in school, no one is grading you or judging you. Your best effort is more than good enough.
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Delete a highlight: You can remove any mistaken highlight by clicking on it and then pressing the 'Backspace' or 'Delete' key on your keyboard.
Select different highlighters by clicking on their colored circles or corresponding answer choices.
If you are having trouble understanding what the questions are asking or what each answer choice means, click on the blue question mark next to the corresponding text, and a help box will show up.
If you need to see more of the document, you can do so easily. Notice the slider along the bottom of the text display pane. If you click, hold, and drag the slider button all the way to the right, you will be able to see the entire document. If you drag it back the left, you will only see the bold-faced text.
TagWorks stacks overlapping highlights: If you see multiple colored underlines, you have stacked highlights. You can delete the highlights and re-highlight as needed.
Zoom in/out: If you're having trouble reading the text, zoom in. If the words aren't fitting on your screen, zoom out. Zoom in or out using the 'View' menu of your Google Chrome web browser. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in or out. On a Mac, zoom in by holding the 'command' key and pressing the '+' key. Zoom out by holding the 'command' key and pressing the '-' key. On a PC, zoom in by holding the 'Ctrl' key and pressing the '+' key. Zoom out by holding the 'Ctrl' key and pressing the '-' key.
For precision highlighting: Hold the 'Alt' key on Windows or the 'Options' key on Mac while highlighting. You'll notice more accurate control of the highlight.