How to write a good read and respond assignment…


The read and respond assignment is intended to be a short formal writing assignment… so, you should make sure to follow the rules of academic written English.  If you’re using the ideas of another person, use citations.  Make sure your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and paragraphs are appropriate etc…

First — select ONE question.  You’ll see the options on your class schedule.  Look at all the options and pick one that speaks to you.

Second — review the relevant portions of the reading assignment and look at the initial posts in Read and Respond (if you haven’t posted there, do that first –you’ll need to do it to get the dropbox anyway..).

Third — answer the question in the best way you know how.  Including original examples, new ways to describe something, or other original points of view will help.  Make sure you put the question you’re answering in the document — it usually helps to start with the question and then write the answer below it.

Fourth — save it as a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf file — put it in the dropbox and you’re done…

Hints and tips:

You can see the rubric I’ll use to evaluate your read and respond submission in the dropbox — if it helps you, go look at it…

Don’t get behind (I tend to say that a lot) — these are due on Sunday night, and you can turn them in up to two weeks early — but not late…

If you can’t see the dropbox, you need to post in Reading Notes — I won’t open a dropbox for you if you miss the posting deadline — the dropbox and the discussion area will close at the same time — so make sure you get stuff done on time.

Do your own work — I’m looking for words and ideas from you!


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  1. I am one of your students, FYI.

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