In this paper I want a response to the author or to the article, or a
combination of the two. In any case, a concise summary is expected,
followed by your original commentary that draws from main themes/points
from the original text. I would also recommend quoting and paraphrasing
(with proper citation). Your tone should be formal and should reflect
the conventions in the original text.
Please, no plagiarism if you use sources please cite them.
two pages in MLA format
you may have questions about genre (Response) Please have a look at the
following details to understand HOW TO WRITE THE RESPONSE.
summary is a concise paraphrase of all the main ideas in an essay. It
cites the author and the title (usually in the first sentence); it
contains the essay's thesis and supporting ideas; it may use direct
quotation of forceful or concise statements of the author's ideas; it
will NOT usually cite the author's examples or supporting details unless
they are central to the main idea. Most summaries present the major
points in the order that the author made them and continually refer back
to the article being summarized (i.e. "Damon argues that ..." or
"Goodman also points out that ... "). The summary should take up no more
than one-third the length of the work being summarized.
response is a critique or evaluation of the author's essay. Unlike the
summary, it is composed of YOUR opinions in relation to the article
being summarized. It examines ideas that you agree or disagree with and
identifies the essay's strengths and weaknesses in reasoning and logic,
in quality of supporting examples, and in organization and style. A good
response is persuasive; therefore, it should cite facts, examples, and
personal experience that either refutes or supports the article you're
responding to, depending on your stance.
Two Typical Organizational Formats for Summary/Response Essays:
1. Present the summary in a block of paragraphs, followed by the response in a block:
Summary (two to three paragraphs)
Agreement (or disagreement)
Disagreement (or agreement)