What does ...
2 years ago
Point, Evidence/Example, Explanation, Development.
BA Honours English Literature and Creative Writing, PGCE, QTS, MCCT
PEED stands for point, evidence, explain and develop. It is a standard way of structuring paragraphs and is usually used in essay-styles answers to a specific question. This could be either as part of an assignment or an exam.
PEED stands for Point, Evidence, Explain and Develop. This acronym is designed to help a student to structure their paragraphs in a clear and effective way.
P stands for Point, what are you trying to get across with this paragraph? For example, here the student opens their paragraph by making a clear statement: "Priestley explores social class in An Inspector Calls through Mr. Birling’s comments about his workers, showing disdain for their value as individuals."
E stands for Evidence, how can you prove this point? Evidence can be taken from the text in the form of a quote, for example, "This can be seen in the way that Mr. Birling views Eva and his other workers: “we’ve several hundred young women there... and they keep changing.”
The second E stands for Explain, why does your evidence prove your point? Now is your chance to point out to the reader why you believe this quote proves your opening statement. Continuing from above: Clearly, this shows that Mr. Birling sees little value in the individuals that work for him, who as members of a lower class, are numerous and expendable."
Finally, D stands for Develop. As in - develop your point a little further. Is there an element of language use, choice of device or a specific element of the evidence you have chosen that more acutely drives your point home? In the case of J.B. Priestley's character, Mr. Birling, there is, "The choice of the adjective “young” to describe the women that work for Mr. Birling implies a further age and gender-based dimension to the issues of social class that Priestley attempts to highlight. These women have a certain place, due to their age, gender and social class, and that is certainly of a lower standing than the Birling family according to Mr. Birling."
Dear Mrs Gabriella Marquardt,
Thank you for posting your question. I would love to help out, please see my reply below.
PEED stands for Point - Example - Explanation - Development
It's a memory technique to be able to recall what you need to do to answer a question in a complete way that will support your ideas and skills.
Many people when writing an answer to a question, even not during exams, they get panicked or confused and miss important points that can help support a great answer. Remembering this technique is the key to unlock your potential. See the bullet points to understand in detail what the words mentioned above and used for the abbreviation mean.
Remember this technique can also be found as PEE (Development not included), PEEL (L is for Link back to the question - and for linking ideas and make comparisons), PETAL (Point - Evidence - Technique - Analysis - Link), PQAZERD (Point - Quote - Analysis - Zoom - Explain - Respond - Develop), SEXIOWL (Statement - Evidence - X-planation - Inference - One-word focus - Writer’s intention - Link), PEAL, PETER, TEPAE and so on. There can be as many abbreviations as you like and that, in my opinion, is the reason a lot of debate goes on online about how helpful it can be or not depending the level someone works in English.
My suggestion is use this and any other technique you like as long as you feel creative and not restricted by its terms. The number 1 skill is resilience and achievements are directly linked to that no matter the context.
Hope this helped! :)
Ms Kat Sopidi
An enthusiastic English teacher with a proven success rate| EAL+SEN
PEED is an acronym used to teach students how to write responses to questions in paragraphs. The acronym stands for Point, Example/ Evidence, Explanation and Development. There are several different versions of this acronym.
I hope that this is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions you may have.
Qualified English teacher with 10 years + experience
Point, Evidence, Explain and Develop.
point, evidence, explanation
PEED stands for Point, Evidence, Explanation and Develop.
The point means to state your argument or point of view of what you are trying to answer. The second, is evidence. So you must choose a particular quote that shows this point you are trying to explain from the text. You will then explain how this example backs up your point and how it does this. This will then be developed in your final statement to discuss further interpretation, discussion points or effects it may have on the reader or the text or piece of writing.
Highly experienced GCSE and A Level English Teacher and Examiner
PEED can stand for:
Experienced Spanish, French, German & English teacher | UCL graduate
PEED stands for Point, Evidence, Explanation, Development. It's a nifty little anagram to help you answer any question in an English exam - first you should state your point at the beginning of the paragraph; for example, that you think the author is attempting to build a spooky atmosphere. Second, you should find your evidence in the text and quote it so that the reader knows what you're talking about; for example: "The windows of the house seemed to watch him like hollow, lifeless eyes." Third, you should explain your point, perhaps by talking about the use of simile and adjectives in the aforementioned quote. Finally, you should tie this back to the essay question, which might have been something like "What sort of atmosphere does the author attempt to create in this chapter, and how do they do so?"
Develop on your point
PEED is an acronym, so each letter of the word PEED is the starting letter for the technique it uses.
P - Point
E - Evidence
E - Explain
D - Develop
Using this technique in your exam is hugely beneficial for lots of reasons:
Qualified History with 3 years experience in teaching KS3-GCSE level
PEED stands for point, example, explain and develop, this is to ensure you are answering the question in depth and covering all bases.
Firstly, you need to make a point to answer the question you have been given, ensure you always read the question carefully and that your point directly links back to the question. You then need to provide an example from the text (this could be in the form or a quote or a description) and this should link to the point you have made in the first step. Following this you then provide an explanation as to how your example backs up your point and finally you develop your point to ensure you have answered the question, this may involve talking about the effect on the reader or the intention of the writer.
Following the PEED structure will ensure you have answered the question in detail.
Point, Evidence, Explanation and Development
Hi Mrs. Marquardt. Thank you for your question. I have helped many students to develop their writing over the years using the PEED technique.
PEED stands for:
In your writing, you will make a point to directly answer the question. For example when answering comprehension style questions about a text, you might have a question like this: In lines 10-20, what do you learn about Mr. Smith here?
You would go back to the lines it tells you to focus on and perhaps highlight them for clarity. Then you would pick something you could write about Mr. Smith. That would be your point.
Point: Mr. Smith is curious about the recent fire at the village hall.
Evidence is all about proving your point. You need to pick an actual piece of the text to support your point. You show that this is taken directly from the text by adding quotation marks. This is what we call a 'quote from the text'.
Evidence: 'What happened? How on earth did the fire start?'
Explanation is next. You must explain how your point and your quote answer the question.
Explanation: Mr. Smith asks questions about the fire, showing he is curious about what happened.
D stands for develop. You can add more to your paragraph to develop your writing which shows you are thinking in more depth about the question. This is beneficial when you are answering questions with higher marks available.
Develop: The fact that Mr. Smith asks these two quick questions one after the other could be an indication that he is anxious about the answers, and I think the reader might feel that Mr. Smith knows more about the fire than he is letting on and is asking questions to see how much the others know.
Think you can help?