Building on the summaries in CO300, the summary/response essay represents students' chance to begin arguing with the authors of assigned articles. The students' arguments, of course, can fulfill different aims:
Any of these options works well for the summary/response essay.
- Students might want to inquire by concentrating on additional questions they might pose to the author.
- Students might want to convince by giving additional evidence of agreement/ disagreement
- Or students might want to convince by analyzing the logic and completeness of the argument in the original essay.
- Students might write to persuade the original author of the article to reshape an argument based on careful textual or rhetorical analysis of the essay.