Anatomy Of A Reading Response

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  • 1. Anatomy of a Reading Response
  • 2. paper format
  • 3. heading title page # 1” margin double spaced
  • 4. double spaced Your name Teacher name Course name date
  • 5. no bold face no italics no underlining No extra space below No extra space above centered
  • 6. last name page number right justified no comma between elements; no # sign
  • 7. introduction
  • 8. thesis Author’s full name Title of text introduction
  • 9. expresses the main point of the essay makes an argument offers an original idea Gives direction to rest of essay
  • 10. body paragraph
  • 11. Topic sentence connects back to the thesis makes a point explains the focus of paragraph
  • 12. Supporting evidence summary quotation paraphrase
  • 13. paragraph conclusion Synthesizes points Connects back to thesis
  • 14. quotation
  • 15. quotation quotation quotation quotation
  • 16. citation citation citation citation close quotes parentheses punctuation
  • 17. integrates quote into surrounding writing integrates quote into surrounding writing integrates quote into surrounding writing integrates quote into surrounding writing
  • 18. connects to thesis notes speaker and location of quote explains context interprets the meaning introduces quote follows-up on quote
  • 19. conclusion
  • 20. Conclusion Restates thesis Gives reader something to think about Synthesizes main points
  • 21. Does NOT repeat what has already been said Does NOT introduce a whole new train of thought Does NOT leave the reader asking “so what?”
  • 22. works cited
  • 23. title MLA bibliographic form Double spaced Alphabetized entries
  • 24. “ I think” “I feel”
  • 25. “ really”
  • 26. Comma splice