Reading Response

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Reading Response
Writing Assignments:All writing assignments are required.  Papers must be double spaced with 1” margins at top, bottom, and sides, and in Times New Roman font, size 12.  All papers must be submitted in hard copy and must include citations, if appropriate, and a bibliography.All papers are due at the beginning of the class period in which we discuss the readings.  If two readings are assigned, you must include both of them in your paper.Response Papers: You will write an approximately three-page paper discussing the assigned readings for one classin EACH of the four sections of the course. These response papers must discuss readings that are not just the textbook, Whitney Chadwick’sWomen, Art, and Society.For example, you could not turn in a paper on February 5, because the reading assigned for that day only comes from Chadwick. In addition, if more than one reading is assigned for a particular day, your response paper must discuss both readings. For example, you would have to discuss both Melissa Hyde’s “The Makeup of the Marquise” and Dena Goodman’s “Enlightenment Salons” if you turned in a response paper on February 28
You should avoid waiting to write your paper until the very last moment.  Try to select your paper according to which topics or issues interest you the most or which readings provoke you to think most deeply about the material.  You will also want to consider yourother academic commitments when choosing which readings to write about.  Grades for the four papers will be averaged to get the overall grade for the assigned-reading papers.  Students may choose to add one additional paper to the four required as a way of improving their grade for this section of the class.  In the case of the fifth paper, I will drop the lowest grade.  The fifth paper will also be due at the beginning of class on the day we discuss the assigned reading.Guidelines for Papers on Readings1)Succinctly state the central argument of the essay or chapter.  Such a statement might begin with:“In this essay, the author states that…”“This essay demonstrates that…”“Using X as a central example, the author shows that…”“This essay focuses on X and explains…”2)If there are secondary issues connected to the main argument, state them              and say how they are related to the central argument. 3)Give a brief description of how the author makes his or her case.  What evidence does the author use?  A description might begin:“The author uses art criticism to analyze how contemporaries…”“In making her case, the author compares X to other representations of thesame scene, showing that…“Drawing on the artist’s letters and autobiography, the author makes a convincing case for…”4) A discussion of some idea or issue raised in the essay that you found particularly useful, illuminating, problematic, convincing, pertinent to questions discussed in class, and so on.  Explain your reasoning, your opinion, and/or your response.  This section should be written in the first person since you are engaging with the essay as a critical and careful reader.NOTE:  Your papers should not be summaries or condensed versions of the readings!  A paper that is merely a condensed version of the reading will receive at most a “C”grad

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