What does writing a Response Paper involve?
Indentifying the ideas, organization, and purpose of the text .
Analyzing and evaluating the text and ideas.
Reacting in Writing
Summarizing the text’s key ideas. Stating your opinion about a particular part of the
text. Supporting your opinion
with appropriate details, quotations, and explanations.
A response paper is a way
to express what you think about a piece of writing in an organized way, it
- evidence that you have understand what the text says and does;
- your reaction to the writer’s ideas;
- your evaluation of the text’s strengths and weaknesses.
Steps to writing a good response
1-Look for answers to the following questions as
you read the first time .
What is the topic and the main problem or issue
that the author is addressing?
What is the author’s central claim, argument, or point?
What assumptions does the author make?
What evidence does the author present?
2-Jot down your ideas and
answers to the following question as you read the second time.
How to feel about what is being said?
Is the author’s claim supported sufficiently?
Do I agree or disagree with the author?
What are possible counterarguments to the text’s
3-Write a draft of the
summary of the text.
the author’s thesis;
main supporting ideas;
4-Write your opinion about or reaction to the text.
5-Share your ideas about the text/discuss the article
6-Write the first draft
of the response/reaction paper.
vocabulary (use synonyms and
Orifinal:She understood the difficulties and the
students appreciated it. The rest of the faculty
neglected to recognize the teacher’s dedication to the students.
Paraphrase:She comprehended the problems…
verb forms (active to passive
and vice versa);
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.
Paraphrase: The problems were understood by teacher and…
Начало формыКонец формыchange the word class (verb to noun phrase, adjective to verb phrase,ect.);
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