Write a Reaction Essay
Reaction essays are just that: a student’s expanded reaction to a discussion session, downloaded material, textbook reading or multimedia presentation. There is no research component required for this paper. (Although, if you choose, there can be.) It is not a formal piece. Still, it should be thoughtful and well-planned. That reaction can take many forms.
These can include:
1.) Expand on an entry in a discussion section. (If you take this option, please cut and past your initial post at the start of your reaction essay.)
2.) Taking a particular position on a class discuss where there was a divergence of opinion.
3.) Discussing how a particular discussion, module or textbook reading made you think of something in a new way or reminded you of a contemporary issue or literary work.
4.) Write about the way an issue from the discussions, modules or readings connected you to some other aspect of your life.
In this essay – a minimum of 300, maximum of 500 words – a student states his/her opinion/idea , backs up that opinion/idea and concludes the essay. This can be submitted at any time from the first day of class until the due day of the Reaction Essay.
Each essay will be worth up to 75 points and based on:
- Writing at least 5 – 7 clear paragraphs — up to 25 points
- Accuracy — up to 15 points
- Specifics/Giving Examples — up to 15 points
- Your own analysis – up to 15 points
- Grammar, spelling – 5 points
In chapter 28, read from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (reading 5.9).
As per Fiero, “What are the dangers of “the acquirements of knowledge” according to Dr. Frankenstein?
Use complete sentences.