REACTION PAPER GUIDELINES
1.Each student is required to
do two reaction papers for the course.
2.The paper will be graded as
“S” Satisfactory or “U” Unsatisfactory.
3.To achieve an “S”, spelling,
grammar, and organization must be good.
In addition, the content of the paper should follow these guidelines.
a.The paper must be at least 3
complete, double-spaced pages and stapled at the top. A cover sheet should be attached that
includes reaction paper title, your name, name of course, and time of
course. Pages of the paper should be
b.The first page should
review the Yes side of the issue as
presented by the author. The second
page should review the No side as
presented by the other author. The third
page (and fourth if you choose) is your response to the topic–”Yes” or
“No”–including how your response was influenced by the two authors’
4.If you receive two S’s, it
will add +2% to your final grade average; one S and one U adds +.5%; no S’s
subtracts –5% from your average. Additionally,
you may correct and resubmit one U paper in order to raise the grade to an S.
When you submit the corrected paper, the
original must be attached to it and your corrections underlined/highlighted on
your revised paper. Corrections are due the next class after you received the
original graded paper. Failure to not
follow these guidelines will result in a U on the corrected paper.
5.You are required to attend
two of the group discussions associated with the reaction papers. An unexcused absence from a group
discussion subtracts –4.00% from your final grade average; in addition, your
reaction paper for that group will not be accepted and therefore graded as a U.
6. Grading Critera. THE FOLLOWING ERRORS WILL RESULT IN A U GRADE:
a.One incomplete sentence. Example: Which Tom decided
not to buy.
b.One run-on sentence (two sentences punctuated as
one). Example: Sheila tried to win the race however she fell during the last
c.Two misspelled words.
d.A significant error in understanding the reading
e.Inadequate coverage of the topic.
f.Less than the required length of the paper.
g.No cover page.
h.Omission of any of the criteria in #3.
Following the requirement is important any mistakes will be marked as an U
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