Analytical Response Paper

 

Select one of the handouts from class and write a 500 to 750 word response (about 2 pages

 

of double-spaced text in 12-point font and with 1” margins). You must succinctly

 

summarize the author’s point first, and then articulate an effective response, critique or

 

commentary that conveys to your readers (i.e., your instructor) your increasing capacity to

 

think within the terms of the discipline and what you have learned in the course. If you

 

need help consider the following: How did the reading surprise you? Did it make you

 

think differently about anything? Yes/no? How? Some of these essays come from a

 

different time, how do you think the author(s) would respond to the world/the

 

discipline/our society today? Is a concept or idea proposed by an author useful to think

 

with? How so? These are just few suggestions. 

 

You will still be responsible for the readings the day your response paper is due.