Remember that the research question for Response Paragraph 1 is "How big is the problem and who is responsible?" while for Response Paragraph 2 the research question changes slightly to "How big is the problem; who is responsible, and what solutions are being tried?"
Response Paragraph #1 - For your sources, use "Cheating Game" and “The Cheating Epidemic... ” Click to see Sample Response Paragraph
In order to successfully discuss the ideas of the articles, it is crucial that you paraphrase and quote the text directly; when you do this, you need to use proper MLA in-text citations.
paragraph should conform to the following expectations:
Ř Write one paragraph of 220-280 words - no more and no less
Ř The paragraph must incorporate a MINIMUM of THREE facts from two of the articles you read. For Response Paragraph Two, you should use one fact from ALL three of the articles. Three facts is a minimum. 6 facts would be the maximum.
The text of your
paragraph should discuss the information/ideas of the article.
Ř With your response paragraph, you MUST provide a MLA Works Cited listing for ALL of the articles and make sure you use proper MLA in-text citations after both your paraphrase and your quote. Make sure that you use quotation marks with your direct quote.
Typed, double spaced, standard margins (don’t change your computer settings)
At the top of your paper include:
At the bottom of your paper include:
The MLA Works Cited listing for ALL of the articles you are using (Remember to ONLY use the articles provided in class)
Here is some general advice for writing college papers with appropriate tone. Take these expectations as clear cut rules for this particular course, and always make sure that future writing meet these expectations.
Do not use personal pronoun (you, your, we, our) in college. They make the tone too informal and there is always a more specific word that can be used to better express your ideas.
Do not ask questions in your paper. Instead, write clear and concise sentences that are the answer to the question you have in mind as you are writing.
Do not use phrases like "I think" and "I believe." Simply remove those words from any draft you submit for a grade.
Do not talk directly to your reader, as in "I read an article that said" or "I will discuss."
While some teachers will
allow some of these forbidden items, as a college student, you will never go
wrong if you do not use them.
Response Paragraphs take a
little practice, but you will get better.