Reader Response Guidelines

As part of your course activities, you are to write a reader response for selected reading and/or viewing assignments and post these to Ulearn.  These responses should say something meaningful about what you have read and should meet the required minimum word count.  (See the course schedule for this required min., but understand that you can always write more).   These will be directed responses that will require you to answer a specific question that I pose.  Your response must directly answer the question and demonstrate your close familiarity with the content of the texts under discussion.

The content of your reader response is directed and should answer the question posed by doing each of the following:

1.  Discuss ideas found in the selection only (no veering off topic onto personal examples or experiences).
2.  In your response provide specific examples from the reading (or viewing) itself (quote specific lines) and explain your choices.  What you are doing is forming an argument, offering your opinion, and supporting your opinion with evidence from the text(s).
3.   Your response should demonstrate that you have closely read the text and clearly understand it.
4.  Posts should be meaningful.  Avoid general statements at all times.  Over generalization indicates you did not read the text carefully.

In addition you will often be asked to share your thoughts in class, on a discussion board of some type (in Ulearn or on Flipgrid), or in a group Zoom discussion. 

The schedule will state a specific date these are due.  They must be posted to Ulearn by class time on that date.