Response Paper #3 Religious Studies 2001 - Introduction to World Religions Fall 2011 I. Purpose of the Assignment The third paper assignment is to summarize a theorist’s arguments; analyze a primary source by applying the theorist to your understanding of the text; and finally, explain the significance of your analysis for our understanding of the texts. You may discuss any theorist you have not summarized in your first two response papers. For this assignment, you need to have a clear thesis statement that explains your argument. You must also 1) identify a theorist(s) who helps you make sense of the primary text, 2) correctly apply that theorist’s ideas to a primary source, and 3) support your application through direct and indirect citations of both texts, as you did in the second response. II. A. Length: 700-900 words, doubled spaced. B. Proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, etc., (i.e., well-written).
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