Reaction_Papers - Reaction does not refer to good/bad,...

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Reaction Papers (3-5 pages): Note: All papers turned in for this class should: - Be double-spaced. - Include page numbers at the bottom of the page. - Use parenthetical references. - Include full citation references. - Use standard 12 point font and standard margins. Your reaction papers should incorporate the following: 1. At the top of page 1, list the full citation references. 2. Summarize the major argument(s)/theme(s) of the week’s readings in the first  paragraph. 3. By the end of the second paragraph (at the latest) state the argument (thesis) of  the paper. Your thesis is your reaction to or evaluation of the readings. Note: 
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Unformatted text preview: Reaction does not refer to good/bad, like/dislike, etc. Reaction means engage the argument or point of the readings on the authors terms. 4. Use the readings to support your argument. 5. Incorporate 2 or 3 discussion questions (in bold) in the paper or the conclusion. Additional thoughts: 1. The key to writing successful reaction papers is identifying, comprehending, and intellectually engaging the major themes/arguments or the readings. 2. For more complete details see handouts from Duke University and the University of South Dakota (listed in the syllabus)....
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