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CSU CO 150 - Reflective Response Prep Tool

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A1: Reflective Response Prep ToolGENERAL DIRECTIONS Choose which text you’ll summarize and respond to. Your choices are:  “Cure Me? No Thanks!” by Ben Matlin  “Why Tough Times Can Mean Better Neighbors” by Stephen Humphries  “Generation Stress” by Sylvia Burwell  “Source of Pride and Pollution: Balancing Energy Needs with Community Health” by Max Aung Respond to the prompts below to help you prepare for writing A1. RESPONSE INTRO/ SUMMARY PREP 1. Publication Info o Author(s): o Title (in quotation marksq): o Place of publication (in italics): o Date of publication: 2. The author’s thesis (aka overall argument, claim): Write this as a complete sentence. Make sure you are stating this idea in your own words. 3. Reasons and Evidence: Make sure that these ideas serve as “because statements” to the author’s argument. For each reason, provide a piece of evidence that supports that reason. While you might not include this evidence in your summary, this will allow me to see how you are discerning between bigger and smaller points of the paper.) Evidence can be quoted or in your own words. o Reason 1 (This should be a complete sentence and stated in your own words.):  Evidence (This could be a quote or you could briefly summarize the evidence in your own words.) o Reason 2:  Evidence:o Add any additional reasons here:RESPONSE BODY BRAINSTORM Initial Response: Why did you choose the text you did for A1? What aspect of this article particularly resonated with you as a writer? Why? Feel free to return to these ideas in when you are formulating the more specific points below. (100 to 200 words) RESPONSE BODY For your reflective response you will reflect on how the text relates to a specific aspect of your life, exploring how your own values, background, experiences, etc. shape your response to the text. Some ways to approach this response could include reflecting on: a. How and why the text makes you think differently as you compare it with your own experience b. How and why the text confirms ideas you’ve already thought about or experienced c. How and why the text may teach you something you hope to apply in the future d. How and why the text may make you question preconceived notions about the topic because your own experiences differ In order to dig into this part of your paper, respond to the prompts below. In terms of length, a sentence ortwo should suffice for most of the prompts, however, I would recommend writing a bit more for the final bullet. Responding to an Idea: NOTE: In your paper, you can respond to 1-3 points; the number of points you make will depend on how much you want to say about the points you choose. For the purposes of this process work, I’d like you to respond to two points, though you might not use both in your paper. (This will give you a lot to work with next week.) 1. Choose a 1-2 sentence quote from the text that you would like to respond to. 2. Look at the choices above and decide how you might approach this response (choices a-d). Using them as guidelines, make a statement responding to the quote outlined above. For instance, if you chose option A, you will explain here “how and why the quote above made you think differently as you compared it with your own experiences.” Identify the approach you are taking by including the letter here: ___ 3. Consider your frame of reference as an author. This means thinking about your background, experiences, education, personal values, family traditions, cultural traditions, etc. How does one or more of these your own experiences from your own life influence your reaction to the text?o For example, if you chose option A, you would take some time, here, to recall the experiencesin your life which had previously shaped your understanding of the topic, in order to explain how this idea from the text made you feel differently. NOTE: As you consider this question, you may want to consider how and where you grew up, where you went to school and what it was like, your personal morals and how they were developed, how your family customs or beliefs shaped you, how your ethnic identity, heritage, language, and/or religion influenced you. Responding to a different idea from the text 1. Choose a 1-2 sentence quote from the text that you would like to respond to. 2. Look at the choices above and decide how you might approach this response (choices a-d). Using them as guidelines, make a statement responding to the point you outlined above. For instance, if you choose option A, you will explain here “how and why the quote above made you think differently as you compared it with your own experiences.” Identify the approach you are taking by including the letter here: ___ 3. Consider your frame of reference as an author. This means thinking about your background, experiences, education, personal values, family traditions, cultural traditions, etc. How does one or more of these aspects of your own life influence your reaction to the text? o For examle, if you chose option A, you would take some time, here, to recall the experiences in your life which had previously shaped your understanding of the topic, in order to explain how this idea from the text made you feel differently. NOTE: As you consider this question, you may want to consider how and where you grew up, where you went to school and what it was like, your personal morals and how they were developed, how your family customs or beliefs shaped you, how your ethnic identity, heritage, language, and/or religion influenced you.YOUR Thesis Based on your answers to the questions above, what might your thesis be for your reflective response be?  Please make sure that you are stating YOUR thesis and not the text’s thesis. Your thesis should reflect your general feelings about the article.  Consider how you can encapsulate the ideas above in qorder to articulate a more general statement which reflects your response to the article. Consider referencing your ideas from the brainstorm.  See some of the example thesis statements posted by your Instructor in Canvas Try to state this in one or two sentences. (Please note: your thesis can change between now and when you write your draft; the point is to begin thinking about


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