Response Papers Your response essay should be 1-2 pages typewritten (12pt). Include your name and number your response. Include your reaction to the assigned reading, not a plot summary. Make connections to personal experiences, news items, cultural phenomena, or other points of historical or contemporary interest. You may choose to write about one text or many from that day’s assigned reading. Respond only to texts not already discussed in class. These essays should help you generate paper ideas and topics for class discussions. You may also ask questions to help clarify the texts.