How to Write a Response Paper
Writing a Response to the Text
After determining your own opinion and evaluating the credibility of your supporting text, it is sometimes necessary to communicate your ideas and findings to others. That’s when writing a response to a text comes in. The purpose of writing a response to the text is to communicate your ideas and findings to others.
I want to look at some of the supporting evidence that you can use when writing a response to the text. It’s important that, when you’re writing this response, you don’t just put in your own opinions but you also put in facts from the text. Some of the things you can put in there are facts, details, statistics, and direct quotations.
What you want to do is look in the text and find things like this that you think will back up your arguments, because you’re communicating your ideas and findings to other people.
What you need to do is take info from the original text, which has all this up here. Take that info first, then base all of your discussion, arguments, and defense off of this information from the text. Notice the difference here when not using supporting evidence.
Consider it like we’re not even using all this and you’re discussing your ideas, you’re discussing your findings, you’re arguing your findings, you’re offering a defense for your findings and ideas. Why should the reader trust you? That’s where it’s important to have this supporting evidence when writing a response to the text.