2 Pages reading response.

timer Asked: Sep 23rd, 2015

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Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall.pdf

First, read the following essay posted.

Next, write 3 paragraphs according to the instructions below.

For your Reading Response, please include the following:

1. In the first paragraph, introduce the title of the essay that will be addressed in your response paper by including the full title of the reading assignment italicized as well as the author’s full name.

Also in the first paragraph, discuss the writer’s background briefly. Who are they, what are their credentials, and what is their purpose in writing this piece?

Lastly, in the first paragraph include a discussion of what the writer is trying to prove, main point of the essay. Quote a specific sentence from each essay that you believe best represents the main idea and identify it as the main point of the essay.

2. In the next paragraph, include your overall opinion of the essay and analyze the content. Be sure to quote the essay sufficiently in this paragraph. Consider the rhetorical appeals that are used in the essay. Does the author appeal to his audience's intellect, emotions, or both? What sort of hard evidence does the writer use to support his/her points? Does the writer address counterarguments fairly? Provide examples in the form of several direct quotes. In addition, evaluate the tone of the essay. How does the tone affect you as a reader?

3. In the last paragraph, discuss some of the important concepts that you learned from reading the essay or discuss your previous knowledge of the topic.  Include personal experience with the topic or personal thoughts about the topic in this last paragraph.  

Assessment of Reading Response papers will be based on the following:

  Content: Questions answered, ideas, originality, supporting information

  Form: Grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, word usage, organization, paragraph structure, and transitions

Format Guidelines:

Please type this paper in MLA format.

Do not number or bullet answers.

Title your paper “Reading Response 2”

Reading Responses should be 2 pages long, so include a Header and page #.

You do not need to use in-text citations for this assignment.

You do not need to include a Works Cited page for this assignment.                                                                                            

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