Proficient students read not just to understand and question but also to respond. In fact, response is a major component of most college-level assignments: your professors expect you to interact more deeply with texts, to engage with their ideas, to agree with some ideas and disagree with others, to be able to “talk back” by formulating and explaining your own position.

When you respond to a text, you show that you have understood it, but even more importantly, you show that you have connected with it and made it your own.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, you should be able to:

  1. Analyze a text for purpose and intended meaning.
  2. Analyze a text for text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections.
  3. Create a Reader Response to text.