RESPONSE PAPER<br />
What does writing a Response Paper involve?<br /><ul><li>Critical Reading </li></ul>Identifying the ideas, organization, a...
A response paper is a way to express what you think about a piece of writing in an organized way<br />it includes:<br />ev...
Steps to writing a good response paper<br />
1- Look for answers to the following questions as you read the first time<br />What is the topic and the main problem or i...
2-Jot down your ideas and answers to the following questions as you read the second time<br />How do I feel about what is ...
3-Write a draft of the summary of the text <br />Paraphrase:<br />the author’s thesis 				<br />main supporting ideas<br /...
4-Write your opinion about or reaction to the text<br />
5- Share your ideas about the text/ discuss the article<br />
6- Write the first draft of the response/reaction paper<br />
Paraphrasing methods<br />Change the vocabulary 	<br />Change the verb forms<br />Change the word class<br />Synthesize pi...
Change the vocabulary (use synonyms and synonymous phrases)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the student...
Change the verb forms (active to passive and vice versa)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the students a...
Change the word class (verb to noun phrase, adjective to verb phrase, etc.)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties...
Synthesize pieces of information (ideas, opinions, etc.)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the students a...
Summary’s opening sentence<br />Author: Michael Rogers<br />Article: “Can we trust our software”<br />Paraphrased thesis: ...
Components of a Response/Reaction Paper<br />
Introduction<br />Sentence 1: Summary’s opening sentence<br />Name of the author of the text			<br />Title of the article	...
Body Paragraph 1<br />Starts with a topic sentence (=supporting idea 1) to explain the opinion you expressed in your thesi...
Body Paragraph 2<br />Starts with a topic sentence (=supporting idea 2) to explain the opinion you expressed in your thesi...
Conclusion<br />Restates your thesis<br />Summarizes the main ideas					<br />
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How To Write A Reaction Response Paper

  1. 1. RESPONSE PAPER<br />
  2. 2. What does writing a Response Paper involve?<br /><ul><li>Critical Reading </li></ul>Identifying the ideas, organization, andpurpose ofthe text <br /><ul><li>Critical Thinking</li></ul>Analyzing and evaluatingthe text and ideas,<br /><ul><li>Reacting in Writing</li></ul> Summarizing the text’s key ideas <br /> Stating your opinion about a particular part of the text <br /> Supporting your opinion with appropriate details, quotations, and explanations.<br />
  3. 3. A response paper is a way to express what you think about a piece of writing in an organized way<br />it includes:<br />evidence that you have understood what the text says and does <br />your reaction to the writer’s ideas<br />your evaluation of the text’s strengths and weaknesses <br />
  4. 4. Steps to writing a good response paper<br />
  5. 5. 1- Look for answers to the following questions as you read the first time<br />What is the topic and the main problem or issue that the author is addressing?<br />What is the author’s central claim, argument, or point?<br />What assumptions does the author make?<br />What evidence does the author present?<br />
  6. 6. 2-Jot down your ideas and answers to the following questions as you read the second time<br />How do I feel about what is being said?<br />Is the author’s claim supported sufficiently?<br />Do I agree or disagree with the author?<br />What are possible counterarguments to the text’s claims?<br />
  7. 7. 3-Write a draft of the summary of the text <br />Paraphrase:<br />the author’s thesis <br />main supporting ideas<br />important details (only)<br />
  8. 8. 4-Write your opinion about or reaction to the text<br />
  9. 9. 5- Share your ideas about the text/ discuss the article<br />
  10. 10. 6- Write the first draft of the response/reaction paper<br />
  11. 11. Paraphrasing methods<br />Change the vocabulary <br />Change the verb forms<br />Change the word class<br />Synthesize pieces of information<br />
  12. 12. Change the vocabulary (use synonyms and synonymous phrases)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the students appreciated it. The rest of the faculty neglected to recognize the teacher’s dedication to the students.<br />Paraphrase: She comprehended the problems...<br />
  13. 13. Change the verb forms (active to passive and vice versa)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the students appreciated it. The rest of the faculty neglected to recognize the teacher’s dedication to the students<br />Paraphrase: The problems were understood by the teacher and…<br />
  14. 14. Change the word class (verb to noun phrase, adjective to verb phrase, etc.)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the students appreciated it. The rest of the faculty neglected to recognize the teacher’s dedication to the students<br />Paraphrase: The teacher’s understanding of the students problems was appreciated by...<br />
  15. 15. Synthesize pieces of information (ideas, opinions, etc.)<br />Original: She understood the difficulties and the students appreciated it. The rest of the faculty neglected to recognize the teacher’s dedication to the students<br />Paraphrase:Although the rest of the faculty ignored her dedication to the students, her understanding of the students’ difficulties was appreciated by the students.<br />
  16. 16. Summary’s opening sentence<br />Author: Michael Rogers<br />Article: “Can we trust our software”<br />Paraphrased thesis: Computers are reliable but programs that run them can be dangerous and full of problems.<br />Source: Time, January 29, 1990<br />Example:<br />M. Rogers, in his article “Can We Trust Our Software”, states that computers are reliable but programs that run them can be dangerous and full of problems <br />
  17. 17. Components of a Response/Reaction Paper<br />
  18. 18. Introduction<br />Sentence 1: Summary’s opening sentence<br />Name of the author of the text <br />Title of the article <br />Source of the article<br /> Author’s main claim, argument or point <br />Sentence 2 – 4 (number of sentneces depends on length of the original text)<br />Summary of the article (brief and accurate)<br />Last sentence: Your thesisstatement, which:<br />expresses agreement,<br />partial agreement,<br />disagreement, or<br />evaluates the text (i.e., discusses strengths and or weaknesses of the methods used in reporting)<br />
  19. 19. Body Paragraph 1<br />Starts with a topic sentence (=supporting idea 1) to explain the opinion you expressed in your thesis <br />Contains a clear topic and controlling idea <br />Clearly relates to the thesis statement<br />Includes sufficient details/examples/quotes from the text to explain your point)<br />
  20. 20. Body Paragraph 2<br />Starts with a topic sentence (=supporting idea 2) to explain the opinion you expressed in your thesis <br />Contains a clear topic and controlling idea <br />Clearly relates to the thesis statement<br />Includes sufficient details/examples/quotes from the text to explain/illustrate your point<br />
  21. 21. Conclusion<br />Restates your thesis<br />Summarizes the main ideas <br />

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