Thanks for these responses! Jason, on the one hand, I agree with you, but I think what I need to signal is precisely that this piece is *intentionally* weighted toward the finding of scholarly readings, which is what it’s supposed on some level to be about: helping students recognize that their intepretations of whatever text they’re working with are part of a broader critical conversation about the text, and thus should interact with those prior readings. You’re right that there are other modes of research, and I should indicate so, but this is the mode that the piece is supposed to focus on.

And DR, you’re totally right; that bit needs to be frontloaded. The trolling-for-quotes bit is definitely to be avoided…