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DIRECTIONS FOR WRITING A PERSONAL RESPONSE PAPER (PRP)
PRPs are written personal responses to a writing prompt question, which are always given in bold on the Syllabus schedule
No more than ONE PAGE in length (no exceptions)
Double spaced, one-inch margins, using Times New Roman font 12
Due as specified in the assignment, via BB dropbox (NEVER EMAILED)
Single line heading, with your name, the date, and course section number
Evaluated according the Grading Rubric for Essay and Short Answer Exam Questions, Quizzes, and Personal Response papers (PRPs) located under “Content” on Blackboard, and given in this syllabus, below.
Worth 50 points each (50 x 10 = 500 points for the course, or 50% of your grade)
Here are some suggestions for writing a good PRP:
Read the assigned reading, making note of anything that catches your interest, raises questions for you; things that strike you as odd, difficult to understand, vague, important. This “immediate reaction” may become the raw material you use to write your PRP, shaping and editing it later. Take note of any change of mind you may experience, from the start of the reading to the conclusion. What forced you to change your mind? What points in the readings seem decisive for you?
Read the “optional reading assignment,” if there is one.
Write your one-page response to the question, centering the question at the top of your paper. Respond to that question, stating your position clearly, and providing adequate evidence to support it, drawn from source material (e.g. readings, Sandel videos, class discussion, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, etc).
An “exemplary” PRP displays these characteristics:
Demonstrates an accurate and complete understanding of the question
Answers the question, displaying clarity of thought, depth of reflection, and insight
Incorporates pertinent details from videos, lectures and assigned readings, providing evidence for key claims when needed
Maintains focus, avoids being sidetracked
Presents answer clearly and concisely, in an organized manner
Does much more than merely restate the question and offer a brief response
Uses elements of style and grammar well
NOTE: LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. “LATE” IS DEFINED AS ANY PAPER NOT RECEIVED IN THE DROP BOX BY THE TIME SPECIFIED
PRPs are worth 50 points, and are scored according to this rubric:
Depth, clarity, and coherence of expression while engaging with the question: 34 points
Followed directions: correct heading/title, turned in on time, printed copy: 8 points
Overall mechanics: correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation: 8 points


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