Responding

Kinds of Evidence

Different kinds of evidence can be chosen to support these response types. You might well use:

evidence from the text itself
personal experience
outside sources
or some combination of these.

It is rarely necessary to use all three of these kinds of evidence, but the important thing is to have sufficient evidence to support the ideas you're proposing, the point you're making, and to ensure that you are indeed providing a main, overall point-the inferential thesis--that is coherent. A simple laundry list will not do.

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