Prompt: Compose a one-plus page (at least 250 words) response to one of the readings that have been assigned in the course so far from The Norton Reader.

Write a response based on your reading, looking over the assigned reading and your notes as you work. Consider your general impressions and move toward more specific observations and analysis. You might use the following questions as a guideline (you do not have to answer them specifically; they are merely meant to help you focus):

What are your overall impressions of the reading?

What particular passages or details stand out to you? Why do you think they might be important?

How does this reading relate to the themes we have been discussing in this unit? The themes of other units? The themes of the course as a whole?

How might your personal experiences or background relate to the reading?

What questions do you have about the reading? What passages or ideas were difficult to understand? Why?