Most academic writing begins as a response to another text. In college and our professional lives, we use reading to encounter new ideas and deepen our knowledge about subjects that interest us or that we need to understand in order to be an effective professional. In WRIT 101 we are also trying to understand how texts come into being: what situation, motive, or problem made these writers write?
In order to practice these skills, you will be responsible for reading journal entries. For these, you will be assigned articles or sometimes you will choose your own from an academic source. You may select an article from another source or the Internet, but ask for approval first. Your responsibility will be to carefully consider the issue which the author addresses, discuss their approach to the topic, and formulate a response of your own.
The article link: