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Writing a Response Essay

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Brainstorming Results Research Writing a Response Essay Notes Place your own picture
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Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (And an Introduction to the Thesis Statement) The purpose of a RESPONSE or REACTION PAPER is to make you think about something you've read. So let's get started with a few questions to help you out. How do you feel about what you're reading? Do you agree or disagree with what you read? Do you have any experiences to help you identify with the reading? Have you read or heard anything that applies to what you've read? Your piece of writing will contain three parts:
1. An Introduction
2. A Body
3. A Conclusion The body paragraph will discuss two things:
1. The author's view expressed in the quote
2. Your personal view/reaction to the quote Your introduction will contain a THESIS STATEMENT. What's a Thesis Statement? A THESIS STATEMENT is one sentence AT THE END OF THE INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH that either IDENTIFIES THE PURPOSE OF THE ESSAY or it PREVIEWS THE ESSAY'S MAIN IDEAS.

A thesis statement is an ASSERTION, not a statement of fact or an observation.

A thesis TAKES A STAND rather than announcing a subject. BAD THESIS STATEMENT: People use many lawn chemicals. GOOD THESIS STATEMENT: People are poisoning the environment with chemicals just to keep their lawns clean.

OR

The use of lawn chemicals is one of the simplest ways to keep your lawn clean and free of weeds. BAD THESIS STATEMENT: The thesis of this paper is the difficulty of solving our environmental problems. GOOD THESIS STATEMENT: Solving our environmental problems is more difficult than people believe. Basically, someone should be able to read your THESIS STATEMENT and know EXACTLY what your paper is about and WHAT YOUR VIEW of the topic is. Three Parts of an Essay INTRODUCTION - Gives all of your basic information

- SENTENCE #1: Gives the TITLE, AUTHOR, and PUBLICATION in one nicely-wrapped package.

-EXAMPLE: Mira's quote from "Things Below, Things Above" in the novel with their eyes is truly inspirational.

- SENTENCE #2, #3, and #4: In a NUTSHELL (brief information we need to know, like about the story, the quote, the person, etc.)

-EXAMPLE: Mira was a student at Stuyvesant High School during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She later participated in the flag ceremony and represented the U.S. She seems very patriotic.

- SENTENCE #5: This is your THESIS STATEMENT.

-EXAMPLE: I absolutely agree with Mira's sentiments that she shares in her quote because it was a good thing for everyone to unite after 9/11. Mira's quote from "Things Below, Things Above" in the novel with their eyes is truly inspirational. Mira was a student at Stuyvesant High School during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She later participated in the flag ceremony and represented the U.S. She seems very patriotic. I absolutely agree with Mira's sentiments that she shares in her quote because it was a good thing for everyone to unite after 9/11. - This is where you provide your support for your thesis statement.

- Each paragraph should contain ONE IDEA.

- The FIRST SENTENCE of a body paragraph is a TOPIC SENTENCE that TELLS WHAT THE PARAGRAPH IS ABOUT.
- The LAST SENTENCE of a body paragraph should WRAP UP YOUR IDEAS and TRANSITION TO THE NEXT THOUGHT.

PARAGRAPH #1 - The Author's Views
PARAGRAPH #2 - Your Views BODY
Mira expresses in the quote from her story that being patriotic isn't just about respecting your country. (SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS STATEMENT) Mira's statement has really influenced my own opinion.


I think Mira makes a very valid point in her quote about patriotism. (SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS STATEMENT) I agree that being patriotic shows pride, not necessarily in the country, but pride in yourself. CONCLUSION - Restatement of thesis, but worded differently

- A final comment on your overall reaction

- NO NEW INFORMATION

EXAMPLE: I share Mira's belief in the positive effects that 9/11 had on the country. I believe her words allowed me to view 9/11 in a very different light. Though it was a very dark time in American history, ultimately there was a lot of good that happened later on. People were brought together by this tragedy. I share Mira's belief in the positive effects that 9/11 had on the country. I believe her words allowed me to view 9/11 in a very different light. Though it was a very dark time in American history, ultimately there was a lot of good that happened later on. People were brought together by this tragedy. The Final Product Any
Questions?
=) EXAMPLE of PARAGRAPH #1
T.S. --> Mira expresses in the quote from her story that being patriotic isn't just about respecting your country.
SENTENCES #2, #3, and #4 --> (SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS STATEMENT)
L.S. --> Mira's statement has really influenced my own opinion.

EXAMPLE of PARAGRAPH #2
T.S. --> I think Mira makes a very valid point in her quote about patriotism.
SENTENCES #2, #3, and #4 --> (SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS STATEMENT)
L.S. --> I agree that being patriotic shows pride, not necessarily in the country, but pride in yourself. with their eyes
Reaction Essay

OBJECTIVE: Choose a quote from with their eyes and write a response essay. After reading the quote, decide if you agree or disagree with the quote (or elements of the quote). Your essay will include a summary of the author’s views (body paragraph 1) and your own views (body paragraph 2). Use factual information, evidence from the text, and your personal experiences to support these claims.

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS:
- 4 paragraphs (introduction, body 1, body 2, and conclusion)
- A clear thesis statement that takes a stand regarding the quote (it should be underlined)
- Essay should be typed, double-spaced, size 12 font, with appropriate heading and a title
- The quote should be stapled to your essay or it should be included after the essay

THESIS DUE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
PAPER DUE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
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