Reading response on the topic of rehabilitation

By March 20, 2019 Uncategorized
Assignment Type
Reaction Paper
Course Name
Sociology of Punishment
Assignment Subject
Reading response
Specific Topic Description
reading response on the topic of rehabilitation
Special Instructions
-The reaction paper must be 12 point font,times new roman
-The reaction paper must use ASA for citation (the guide for ASA is on file attachments)
-The reaction paper should consist two parts, a summary section and a reaction section
– Summary Section:
-> Write one or two paragraphs per reading.The paragraphs should summarize the author’s main ideas and arguments by distilling key themes(which is mainly rehabilitation). Please include a separate sub-heading for each reading for easy identification.
->Must synthesize the authors’ main ideas and arguments as well as identifying the key themes(the main theme is rehabilitation) in each reading
-> questions to answer when writing the summary section:
– What is the main problem/issue the author is addressing?
– What is the author’s central claim, argument, or position?
– What are these problems/arguments important/interesting?
– What are the strengths/weaknesses of the text?
– What are some possible counterarguments to the author’s claims?
-> Write a Introductory paragraph – identify what is the key theme/concept/terminology that ties the readings together, and identify the central argument for the paper (put it after the summary section)
-> Overall the summary section(that includes the introductory paragraph) should be overall 1-2 pages
-Reaction section:
-> Bring each reading together by assessing how they relate to one another
->Situate the readings into broader the theme which is rehabilitation
-> The readings need to form a central argument, which is the thesis for the paper,it should be critical and distinct.
->Ideas on how to form the central argument for the paper:
-Arguing how one approach of rehabilitation is stronger than the others OR looking at how ideas of rehabil itation have/have not changed over time and why this is important
->The readings should follow the following format for the reaction section :Argument/topic sentence,evidence,explanation/so what
-> Questions to answer when writing the reaction section:
– How do the readings relate to one another?
– Do the author’s agree?disagree? do they address different aspects of the same issue?
– Do they formulate a problem in different ways?
– In what way( if any) does the information or argument of one reading strengthen or weaken the argument of another?
– Does integrating the claims of two or more authors advance your understanding of the larger issue?
-Formulating the reaction:
-> Use the reading response prompts below:
-Reading Response Prompts:
What is “rehabilitation”? How does the concept of rehabilitation – as well as how rehabilitation is practiced – vary over time, and from place to place? What, if anything, does it mean for a criminal justice system to be focused on rehabilitation? Is rehabilitation an empty shell of rhetoric, or does it have a permanent and universal meaning? If so, what? How, and in what ways, can talk of rehabilitation function as convenient cover for punitive practices?
->Identify strengths and weaknesses of the texts individually and as a whole
->Consider both sides of the issue ( which side is more persuasive and why)
->If the authors’ are missing something, point it out and state why its significant ( the “so what”)
->Try to give each text equal weight ( make sure the reaction is not focused on one reading, try to have a equal balance on the readings)
-> Overall the reaction section should be 4-5 pages