This page is for:
- the response in the summary section of an RR task
- when you log input after reading or listening to something or joining an event.
This page is NOT for your essay - for that see write a summary-response
First write a summary sentence
See write a summary sentence
NEXT, write a personal response. Tell me:
- What you thought after reading
- What it made you think
- What it made you want to do
- Something you liked/disliked
- My favourite bit was when the speaker/author/main character said...
- My favourite quote was "...", because
- I liked/disliked it when...
- Something you thought/realised
- It made me think...
- It reminded me of...
- I realised that
- Something you decided
- After reading this, I want to...
- Watching this made me want to...
- It made me realise that I should...
- Something you agree/disagree with
- I don't agree with the author/speaker because...
- I agree with the author/speaker because...
- Something you learned
- This article/video taught me that
- Before, I didn't know that
- I learned that
- Something about your learning experience
- This material was too easy/difficult/long/short, so next time I will ...
- The words I learned weren't very useful for my major/life, so next time I will ...
- My time management was bad for this homework, so next time I will...
- I had problems understanding this - my weak point was ..... so next time I will...
What is a good response?
- AT LEAST 250 characters
- shows you understood and thought about what you read/heard:
- Both a summary AND a response.
- This was an interesting idea, and I agree with this author
- I learned about types of galaxies
- This article said that they sell typical products from around Japan.
- I liked this article.
If we are doing this for RR, you will give your summary and response after you finish presenting from your notes and before discussion time.
Submit it online as part of your log.
I will check your responses are good. If not, I will delete them.
Style for summarising readings vs lectures
- For readings
- Use "author" for someone you read.
- Use "book" or "article" for the thing.
- Use "read" as he verb (After reading / After I read)
- For lectures
- Use "speaker" for someone you heard.
- Use "lecture" or "talk" for the thing.
- Use "watched" or "saw" as verbs (After watching / After I watched)
- For songs
- Use "singer/band"
- Use "song"
- Use "listened to" as he verb (After I listened to)