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REACTION PAPER

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to:
Understand the nature, purpose and usage of a Reaction Paper; and Prepare a Reaction Paper

REACTION PAPER
Usages:
To present an individuals own ideas / views on a certain topic; To develop the critical thinking skills of the individual; and To develop the writing ability of the individual

Parts of a Reaction Paper

1. INTRODUCTION (Part I)
State the article, author, publication / film / occasion;

Give a brief summary of what you read / viewed / listened to; and
State your thesis statement (agree/ disagree / Identify / evaluate)

Parts of a Reaction Paper


2. BODY (Part II)
Should contain paragraphs that support your thesis statement;

Each paragraph should have one idea;


Flow of paragraph can either be authors and your idea or authors idea in contrast to yours;

Topic sentence of each paragraph should support the thesis statement; and
Last sentence should lead into the next paragraph

Parts of a Reaction Paper

3. CONCLUSION/RECOMMENDATION (Part III) Restate what you said in your paper; Comment on your overall reaction; Predict the effects of what you are reacting to; and

Should not introduce new ideas

Tips in Writing a Reaction Paper


Read whatever you've been asked to respond to, and while reading, think about the following questions.

How do you feel about what you are reading? What do you agree or disagree with? Can you identify with the situation? What would be the best way to evaluate the story?

Tips in Writing a Reaction Paper


Prewriting
Read the article and jot down ideas.
How do you feel about what was said? Do you agree or disagree with the author? Have you had any applicable experience? Have you read or heard anything that applies to what the writer said in the article or book? Does the evidence in the article support the statements the writer made?

Tips in Writing a Reaction Paper


Organizing
Write the thesis statement first. Decide on the key points that will focus your ideas. These will be your topic sentences.

Develop your ideas by adding examples, quotations, and details to your paragraphs.
Make sure the last sentence of each paragraph leads into the next paragraph. Check your thesis and make sure the topic sentence of each paragraph supports it.

Tips in Writing a Reaction Paper


As much as possible, use personal indicators such as: I think that I see that I feel that I believe I suppose It seems that In my opinion

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