Reasoning with Evidence

Reasoning with Evidence concerns

Reasoning with Evidence is often called Working with Sources in Writing Studies.

Key Concepts: Information, Data; Archive; Epistemology; Textual Research; Symbol Analyst;


Getting and evaluating information—i.e., engaging in information literacy practices—is complicated. It involves rhetorical analysis and rhetorical reasoning. And, it’s an important precursor to reasoning with evidence.

Once you’ve spent sufficient time researching a topic—once you’re familiar with the ongoing scholarly conversation about a topic—then you’re ready to begin thinking about how to reason with the evidence you’ve gathered.

Works Cited

Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 1994. Print.

Price Herndl, Diane. “The Writing Cure: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna O., and ‘Hysterical’ Writing.” NWSA Journal 1.1 (1988): 52–74. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 30 April 2011