esponse paper questions to consider:
- What is the author’s central claim, argument, or point? (This may be a place to start from in your response papers.)
- What evidence does the author provide to support their arguments?
- What could be added to the work to make it more complete?For instance, is there other media, especially empirical research, that we can use to support/refute/or add to the evidence?
- What assumptions does the author make?
- What did you find surprising, important, interesting, or relevant?
- What do these arguments mean for children?
Response paper “Dos and Don’ts”:
- Backup your claims with science and relevant material discussed in class
- Build off ideas mentioned in class, adding your own thoughts and insights
- Use specific examples from the paper and, potentially, from other sources
- Think deeply: Analyze, Evaluate, Create
- Only summarize the paper
- Make superficial, obvious insights
- Simply repeat ideas mentioned by others in class