Reaction Paper concerning a provided book. Writer must write reaction paper on the chapter 5 and 6 of the book I put on the put on the bottom Instructions: Please when writing please make sure to be very thorough and check grammar throughout The reading assignment consists of the chapters 5 and 6 in The Business of America is Lobbying, by Lee Drutman. Response Paper In a reaction or response paper, writers respond to one or more texts they have read. ) A reaction paper may include a discussion of interesting questions that the readings , but such a discussion is not sufficient by itself. Writing good response papers is more demanding than it might appear at first. It is not simply a matter of reading the text, understanding it, and expressing an opinion about it. You must allow yourself enough time to be clear about what each text says and how the texts all relate to one another. In other words, response papers require you to synthesize the intellectual work of others—that is, bring it together into an integrated whole. In preparing to write response papers, therefore, it is crucial that you allow yourself not just enough time to do the readings but enough to digest what you have read and to put the results together into a unified account. Questions to Ask Consider texts individually: What is the main problem or issue that the author is addressing? What is the author’s central claim, argument, or point? What assumptions does the author make? What evidence does the author present? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the text? What are possible counterarguments to the text’s claims? Why are the problem(s) and the argument(s) interesting or important? Consider texts collectively: How do they relate to one another? Do the authors agree? Disagree? Address different aspects of an issue? Formulate a problem in different ways? Duke Writing Studio 2 In what way (if any) does the information or argument of one text strengthen or weaken the argument of others? Does integrating the claims in two or more of the texts advance your understanding of a larger issue? Actions to Take Pay attention to the instructions your instructor provides for the assignment. He or she may have specific expectations, which you should be careful to take into account. The prompt may also give you clues that will help you to understand what you should be getting out of the texts. Explain the key terms, main arguments, and assumptions of each text. Do your best to characterize each text’s arguments fairly and accurately. Evaluate the evidence that each text presents: point out strengths and weaknesses, both internal to the text and in relation to the others. For example, if one text makes an argument based on an assumption that another text either confirms or refutes, then you can use the latter text to evaluate the plausibility of the claim made by the former. Explain how the texts relate to and “speak” to one another. Synthesize them if you can, and if youcannot, explain what the barriers preventing such a synthesis are.
Reaction Paper concerning a provided book
Consider both sides of issues at stake. If all the texts are on one side of an issue, consider the other side. If the texts fall on both sides of an issue, consider where agreements anddisagreements lie and what each side’s strengths and weaknesses are. Include your own voice by weighing arguments, evaluating evidence, and raising critical questions. If there seems to be something important that none of the authors addresses, point it out and state what you think its significance is. Try to be as specific as possible. Be careful to do all parts of the assignment. Accord each text the weight it deserves. Don’t forgetto synthesize your account by showing how the texts relate to one another. The authors are in a figurative, if not literal, “conversation” with one another, and you must be able to recognize andexplain what is going on in that conversation. Keep an eye out for authors’ omissions, and raise counterarguments when you detect authors’arguments are weak. Actions Not to Take Do not wait too long to start writing. Remember that reading and understanding the texts are only the first steps toward putting the paper together. Do not write an autobiographical essay. Reaction/response papers are not about how you feel—even how you feel about the texts. They are not simply a venue for you to say whether you like or dislike the texts. Give praise or blame where you think it is due, but avoid commendation or condemnation for its own sake. Book to use : Lee Drutman,
The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and How Politics Became More Corporate. Oxford, 2015.