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What does a good essay need?
An academic essay aims to persuade readers of an idea based on evidence.
An academic essay should answer a question or task.
• It should have a thesis statement (answer to the question) and...
ESSAY #1: SUMMARY / CRITICAL RESPONSE ESSAY
This essay assignment will help you do the following:
Improve your ability to read critically and analytically
Improve your ability to respond objectively to a controversial text and evaluate a
writer’s rhetorical strategies
Essay 1: Summary Response Narrative
First Draft Due: Mon, Feb. 2
Final Draft Due: Wed, Feb. 4
Purpose and Overview: Essay 1 represents several objectives of English 102, and perhaps builds upon skills learned in ENG 101. This essay will focus on the skill set of successfully summarizing a reading...
Running head: SUMMARY AND PERSONAL RESPONSE
Assignment 1: Summary and Personal Response
SUMMARY AND PERSONAL RESPONSE
In Jessica’s Hemauer’s essay “Farm Girl”, she provides a detailed and complex insight
into her life growing up on a farm. Jessica describes, “Having to balance her...
Summary/Response Part-time Employment Undermines Students Commitment to School
Summary: In the essay, "Part-time Employment Undermines a Student's Commitment to School" by Laurence Steinberg, it explains how studies show that teenagers that work while attending school are more likely to loose their...
Summary and Personal Response: “On Becoming a Writer”
Prof. Denise Ogden
28 October 2012
Summary and Personal Response: On Becoming a Writer
Mr. Russell Baker is a professional writer whose writings have earned him the Pulitzer Prize on more than one occasion. The...
Essay on Models of Public Relations
Describe the original four models by offering a historical perspective and chronicling how they developed since they were first described in 1976 and until about 1991.
James Grunig developed models of public relations as practiced by different organisations...
Below is the definition essay assignment due on Tuesday, January 15. If you would like a word document that you can save as a separate file, the link can be found here: Definition Essay.
Every word in our language has a meaning; however, not all words or concepts have concretely...
The Summary Response
January 26, 2013
DUE: February 1, 2013
The Summary Response builds on summary in two ways. First, before you can respond to a text, you must be able to summarize its main points. In other words, you must understand a text on its own terms before you can express an opinion...
Thesis Statement- I enjoyed reading the article.
General Support Point 1- I liked the author's main point.
General Support Point 2- I could relate to it.
General Support Point 3- I got information from it.
General Support Point 4- I agree with her.
Food, Inc. CRITICAL RESPONSE ESSAY
Now that you have watched Robert Kenner’s documentary, Food, Inc., write a clear, well-developed, and well-argued essay in which you first summarize the film and then offer a critical analysis of its effectiveness as a documentary. Your essay should be organized...
Essays are generally scholarly pieces of writing giving the author's own argument, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet or a short story.
The concept of an "essay" has been extended to other mediums beyond writing. A film essay is a movie that often incorporates...
Essays are generally scholarly pieces of writing written from an author's personal point of view, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet and a short story.
Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned...
literate can mean "having knowledge or competence." For example, we speak of people being computer literate or politically literate.
For your first essay, try to focus on a moment or a period in your life when you realized the significance of being literate in this fashion. Did you have trouble using...
first published in the June 26, 1948 issue of The New Yorker.
The magazine and Jackson herself were surprised by the highly negative reader response. Many readers cancelled their subscriptions, and hate mail continued to arrive throughout the summer. In North America the story was banned. Since...
Essay Quiz Tips
marking, writing: purpose, audience, tone, statements where the writer is making his/her point, important summary sentence
Read the Questions first
AP test: a. read and mark key words in the questions
b. read the text
Smarthinking's E-structor Response Form
(Your marked-up essay is below this form.)
HOW THIS WORKS: Your e-structor has written overview comments about your essay in the form below. Your e-structor has also embedded comments [in bold and in brackets] throughout your essay. Thank you for choosing Smarthinking's...
Chapter 7: Summary-Response Essay
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The Summary-Response Essay has two parts: the Summary and the Response. The two parts should not be mixed as they have very different goals. They are based on summarizing, and then responding to, an essay, a story, an article, or a book you...
Every paper that you write has a thesis. In a summary paper, your thesis is a statement of
the meaning of the essay(s) that you are summarizing. In a critique paper, your thesis is
your own view or position, which you put forward in response to the essay that you are
critiquing. In a thesis paper,...
Summary/Response paper of “Some Don’t Like Their Blues at All” essay by Karyn Lewis
Summary/Response paper of “Some Don’t Like Their Blues at All” essay by Karyn Lewis
In the essay “Some Don’t Like Their Blues at All”, Karyn Lewis gives a powerful, somewhat...
A simple, good literature essay structure
The best essays are the ones which show a detailed and enthusiastic understanding of the text and ones which are logical, convincing and direct. The key thing to remember is that the purpose of an essay is to argue a point and/or answer a question. You must...
17 October 2013
Summary Response of Maya Angelou’s “The Graduation”
In the essay “The Graduation” (McGraw-Hill 2003), Maya Angelou tells the story of life in 1940s Stamps, Arkansas. She explains how it feels to be discriminated and thought of as less...
LEO: Literacy Education Online
Writing a Reaction or Response Essay
Reaction or response papers are usually requested by teachers so that you'll consider carefully what you think or feel about something you've read. The following guidelines are intended to be used for reacting to a reading although...
November 20, 2014
Summary and Response “Condemn the Crime, Not the Person”
June Tangney’s short essay, “Condemn the Crime, Not the Person”, is about the difference between two emotions: shame and guilt. There is a problem in the court system when it...
resources and you will choose at least 3 with which to support your essay. To assist you with this, complete the following worksheet.
Directions: Use the following library and internet resources to locate a resource to support your essay. Complete the following table below the example table provided...
In countries like the United States, essays have become a major part of a formal education in the form of free response questions. Secondary students in these countries are taught structured essay formats to improve their writing skills, and essays are often used by universities in these countries in...
A Response to “How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading”
Summary: John Holt is a former teacher who shares personal anecdotes in his essay “How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading.” Holt remembers taking a traditional approach to teaching as a beginning elementary school teacher. He initially thought...
121 WEEK 4 DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY DRAFT
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ENG 121 WEEK 4 DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY DRAFT
Descriptive Essay (Draft). The body of the essay draft must be 500 to 600...
Essay 2.2 Prompt – Revising and Developing Arguments
Due: February 24, 2015 in class and to SafeAssign
Now that you’ve had some practice summarizing and synthesizing arguments while considering the strength and quality of the reasoning, it’s time for you to begin developing your own arguments in response...
How to Write a Reading Response Essay with Sample Papers
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What is a Reading Response Essay?
A Reading Response essay:
* Summarizes what you read.
* Gives your reaction to the text.
Your reaction will be one or more of the following:
* Agreement/disagreement with the ideas...