There will be two reading response papers this term. Each will be a response to a
different article or text that will be distributed to you. Your job is to provide a very brief
summary, analysis, and evaluation. We can define these important concepts as follows:
Summary- A formal, logical, consistent way of highlighting the main points.
In school- to quickly and accurately describe something you have read
In professional life- to provide a faster-to-read version of the material to
In personal life- to reflect as accurately as possible on people, events, and
one’s memories of them.
Analysis- A taking apart of something to show its parts or pieces, often using a special
system, theory, or set of theories.
In school- to think more about a subject and/or to apply the methods of an
academic discipline to a specific text
In professional life- to apply a system or idea to a specific situation so that
others understand how to use something
In personal life- to examine one’s own thoughts, actions, and motives
rom a varietylogically and consistently f of perspectives.
Evaluation- A judgment of the value of a text to society or the quality of the way it is
argued or organized.
In school- to show how well or poorly something has been done, or its
effects on others beyond its main ideas
In professional life- to help decide who to hire, how well people are doing,
and the quality and style of your own work
In personal life- to look not so much at the contents of one’s own thinking
and acting, but rather at the quality and value of that thinking and acting.
Each response should be no less than 500 words and no more than 750 words. You should
provide in-text citations (APA style) and a reference page (APA style).