Chapter Reading Responses(RR)
– Each RR should be approximately 1-2 pages in length (single-spaced). Though you should
write in complete sentences, it is fine to use a bulleted format. These responses are not
formal essays or papers.
– Each RR should highlight the three points or concepts in the chapter that you found most
interesting our important. For each point, include the following:
A description of the point or concept (it is best to paraphrase here,
but be sure to use quotation marks if you are including exact wording
from your textbook);
o An explanation for why you found the point to be interesting or important; and
A description of how the point can be connected to some external
material, such as other material from PSY 321 (outside of the chapter
currently being reviewed), specific material from another course, a
current news event or a real world event (provide a link), or a personal
experience (by personal experience, I mean something that has happened
to you, a friend, or a family member). You should make a different
external connection for each interesting point that you include in your
RR, and note that you are only allowed to have one of your three
external connections be to a personal experience. Also note that you
will be evaluated on the amount and quality of reflection that you put
into these external connections.
– In terms of organization, it
works best to discuss all three of the above elements for each textbook
point before moving on to the next point.
– You must specify the
page numbers in the Helgeson chapter where each of the important points
you include in your RR can be found.