Western Civilization II
Professor Knight
Spring 2007

Guidelines for Response Papers

After a close reading of the assigned document respond to the following points?


1)                  What is the overall problem that the document addresses: if the document is the answer, what is the              question?



2)                  What is the author=s point?  What is the main idea?



3)                  What do you think?  Do you find this argument convincing?




4)                  What kind of assumptions does the author makeBpoints which the author assumes to be true and              which therefore need not be proven?  



5)                  What substantive questions might you ask the author of the document?



Write up a 1-2 page response based on these points, and come to class prepared to discuss your ideas.