Our first Argumentative Writing is considered “Reaction Writing” : this means “reacting” or “responding” to what someone else has written.
We analyze someone else’s opinion and formulate our own thesis: To Agree or Disagree with it and provide our own supporting arguments and evidence to support your thesis.
When we respond to someone else’s writing, your essay will include the primary source you are responding to (about 20% of the paper), an additional secondary source (optional: about 5%), and 75 % your own ideas.
Follow CLOSELY the guidelines and organization outlined in “Writing a Reaction to Written Material”; Writing a Reaction to Written Material.pdf.
You will write a Response/ Reaction Essay to the Reading: What Is It About 20 Somethings?.docx
You may use the second reading as a supplemental source for your argument: Where Have All The Grownups Gone.docx