Guide to the Stimulus-Response Question (SRQ)

In an SRQ question, you are required to read an article, identify the core issue(s) in it, and critically evaluate the writer’s stand and strength of arguments. Responding to an SRQ question involves clarity, technique and consists of several strategies that you must master. The handout below, adapted from Jared Quek (2006), gives a very comprehensive overview of the techniques involved.

SRQ Practice in class: 'Letting go of the cane'

SRQ Guide to Assignment using Paul's Wheel of Reasoning: