Module 1 Assignment: Reading Response

For your first major assignment, you are going to write a Response to a reading oninternationalization. Responses like this are common assignments you might encounter inmany different courses. For this Response, you will choose one reading to respond to in amanner appropriate to the genre.

WhatWrite a 750-800 word Response to one of the following readings from class:

● “Car Talk” (Louie & Qin, 2018)● “Perceived Discrimination” (Poyrazil & Lopez, 2017)

WhoYour Response should assume an interested

academic reader who is unfamiliar with the

original reading but has some interest in the


How are youIn your Response, provide a general overview of

the reading and then highlight a few points from

the reading to discuss in more detail.

● For example, you may choose to agree

with a point made by the author, disagree

with a point, or discuss why a particular

point is interesting, important, or problematic.

● Be sure to support your ideas with explanations or examples.

● At the top of your paper, include a complete APA reference to the reading you are responding to and

use APA documentation style for any quotations from the reading.

WhyResponses like this are often written to demonstrate an understanding of something (in this case, a reading)and to share the writer’s viewpoints on the topic they are responding to in a concise and organized manner.

This assignment will also help you work towards achieving the following course objectives:

1D. analyze the ways a text’s purposes, audiences, and contexts influence rhetorical options.

1E. respond to a variety of writing contexts calling for purposeful shifts in structure, medium, design,level of formality, tone, and/or voice.

3D. identify and effectively use variations in genre conventions, including formats and/or designfeatures.

3E. apply citation conventions systematically in their own work

4E. evaluate and act on peer and instructor feedback to revise their texts.

4F. reflect on their progress as an academic writer

When1. First Draft: January 31

2. Peer Review: February 2

3. Second Draft/ Individual Conference: February 7-9

4. Final Due Date: February 12 at 11:59 pm

Rubric (Assessment Criteria)Your Response will be graded according to the following criteria:

CriteriaExcellent Good Average Below



Response includes an appropriate and

accurate summary of the original


8 6 4 2 0 __/8

Response identifies interesting points

from reading to discuss and possibly

agree or disagree with, demonstrating

evidence of critical engagement with

the text.

8 6 4 2 0 __/8

Claims are supported with sufficientexplanation and/or examples.

8 6 4 2 0 __/8

Response appropriately uses or

adapts conventional features of

summaries and critiques, such as

reporting verbs, verb tense,

evaluative language, APA citation

to the source, and proper use of


8 6 4 2 0 __/8

Response meets the assignment

guidelines including all drafts


4 3 2 1 0 __/4


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