Reading Response Paper 1
Your Reading Response Paper must be at least 5 pages, including a one-page critique.
Please note that students are NOT allowed to use any paraphrasing software or AI (artificial
intelligence) software. Submitting work containing any content generated by these types of
software will be treated as plagiarism. Specifically, students will receive ZERO points for any
course assignments generated by this software. Please note that Turnitin detects AI writing.
Specific instructions for reading response papers:
I will take points off if your response papers do not follow these guidelines.
• Your reading response paper must be at least 5 pages.
• The reading response papers must be typed (Times New Roman font, 12-point font size,
double-spaced, 1-inch margins), and titled (please use the title of the relevant chapter in the
textbook by Daniel). Please also number the pages of your papers (page
numbers must be provided in the top right-hand corner.)
• Please provide your first and last names and the course number. Do not include a cover page.
• The reading response papers must be structured in multiple meaningful
paragraphs. The general rule is to have two paragraphs per page or three
paragraphs per two pages. Do not include extra blank lines/spaces between
• You should choose one chapter assigned from the textbook by Daniel for the relevant
response paper (see below). Each chapter in the textbook by Daniel contains 4 parts: 1)
Issue, 2) Yes arguments, 3) No arguments, and 4) Exploring the issue. Please make sure
to read all four parts of each chapter.
Your reading response papers must provide the following 3 headings: 1) Yes
Arguments; 2) No Arguments; and 3) My Critique. Your reading response papers must
follow this structure. Otherwise, I will not grade your reading response papers
In your reading response paper, you should accurately summarize the main Yes and
No arguments for your chosen chapter (15 points for the Yes arguments and 15
points for the No arguments).
▪ You should also provide your critique of the arguments presented in the chapter.
Essentially, you need to state your opinion on this issue. That is, you need to
discuss what you think about this issue on the basis of the arguments presented
in the relevant chapter. In your critique, you may address the following questions:
Do you agree or disagree with main arguments, methods, conclusions, etc.? Why? What
are the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments? What questions were left
unanswered? What arguments did not make sense to you? (15 points for the critique).
Your critique MUST be at least 1 page.
Do not provide direct citations. That is, paraphrase and reword everything: summarize
the arguments from the textbook in your own words. Students are not required to include
a reference list/bibliography
**Please note that students are NOT allowed to use any paraphrasing software or AI
(artificial intelligence) software. Submitting work containing any content generated by these
types of software will be treated as plagiarism. Specifically, students will receive ZERO points
for any course assignments generated by this software. Please note that Turnitin detects AI