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Chapter 6 Writing about Readers: Applying Reader-Response Theory

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the theory of reader response, which focuses on the reader’s reading experience.
  2. Apply the reader-response methodology to works of literature.
  3. Engage in the writing process of a peer writer, including peer review.
  4. Review and evaluate a variety of reader-response papers by peer writers.
  5. Draft and revise a reader-response paper on a literary work.