Reading Responses

Reading responses, which ask you to respond to a text in light of the previous class day’s discussion, are due within the first ten minutes of class and cannot be accepted late or made up for any for any reason. An excused absence provides no exception to this policy.

A reading response is not freewriting nor is it a polished essay. It will not be vague or impressionistic nor will it require an overall thesis with profound interpretation. Reading responses are a semi-formal space in which to engage the ideas in the reading.

Objectives:
• help you keep up with readings
• help you read actively
• help you make connections between readings and between class discussions and reading

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