Personal Response Assignment
Write a personal response paper (900-1000 words or 3-4 pages except for title and references pages) according to the patterns taught in class. This paper should include:
- Title page
- Introductory paragraph
- Background Paragraph
- 2 body paragraphs
- Concluding paragraph
- References page- Indicate ONE primary source and ONE additional source for your background.
- Follow APA formatting and documentation
[NOTE]: Remember that the purpose of a personal response is to critically interact with the prompt. This is NOT a review. You cannot write simple comments like “I agree” or “This is good.” It is expected that you will choose very specific ideas, quotes, images, or situations from the prompt and you will respond to them directly. Any essay that is not a personal response will not pass.
The additional sources listed below are suggestions, you can choose a different source for your background.
- Chinese railroad workers in Canada
- Prompt: “Now and Then: Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial” – video and reading
- Primary source (URL): https://chinatownconcerngroup.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/now-and-then-chinese-railroad-workers-memorial/
- Write an essay responding to this situation. Some suggested prompts include:
- Discrimination on the Chinese workers
- Dangerous conditions they faced
- Compensation that could be given even now
- Additional sources for your background paragraph: https://canada.constructconnect.com/Leaders2017/chinese-workers.html or https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/early-chinese-canadians/Pages/history.aspx