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:
o 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
o 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.