critical reponse english assignment

Major Paper #1—Summary/Critical Response

In the last unit, we focused on crafting the summary.  In this unit, we will focus on the second half of this paper:  the critical response.  The paper (including both sections–the summary and the critical response) will be due at the end of this unit.

The Assignment:


In this unit, we will be focusing on Part 2, the Critical Response.

Critical Response

Write a 1 ½ to 2 page response to the article your instructor has chosen from the assignment.  If you have the 9th or 8th edition, please use “Working at McDonald’s”–on pages 280-283 in your 9th edition textbook (or 283-286 in the 8th edition textbook). If you have the 7th edition, please use “Nickel and Dimed” on pages 270-273.  



  1. Before you even begin drafting, you will want to decide on the terms of your response. 
  3. Once you decide on the terms (or grounds) of your response, you’ll want to figure out how you can support your pointsusing logic, outside evidence—whatever is appropriate. 
  4. Your response cannot be based on simply your opinion about the issue.
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