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 in findings to others.

So, that’s when writing a response to a text comes in, and the purpose of writing a response to the text is to communicate your ideas and findings to others.

This lesson is a part of the Math Basic chapter and is included in the practice tests.

The following transcript is provided for your convenience.

So, 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 that you don’t just put in your own opinions, but you also put in facts from the text. So, some of the things you can put in there are facts, details, statistics, and direct quotations.

So, 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. So, you want to find the best way to communicate those ideas and findings.

So, look for facts, details, statistics, and direct quotations that back up your ideas and findings. So, what you need to do is take info from the original text – which is all this up here – take that info first, and 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. So, consider 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. Well, why should the reader trust you? That’s where it’s important to have the supporting evidence when writing a response to the text.

Practice tests help you remember. Take this mini-test to solidify your memory.
Mini-test: 20. Writing a Response to the Text 

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2. All discussion, argument, or defense should …
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This lesson is a part of the Math Basic chapter and is included in the practice tests.

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