Response Papers (30%)

At the end of the first three units, you will complete a response paper that addresses key issues raised in the assigned readings, videos, and other related “texts.” Because these Unit 1-3 Response Papers are more formal writing assignments than your contributions to the various Forums, I expect them to be well thought-out, critical, carefully written, and reflect a deep understanding of the texts read and discussed throughout each unit. Your best preparation for each RP will be extensive participation in the Forums throughout each unit. In other words, each unit includes at least two Forums. Each Response Paper serves as the culminating activity for a given Unit before moving on to the next. Therefore, your contributions to the Forums throughout each of the four units will provide much fodder for your response papers due at the end of each unit.


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