Response Paper #1


Please compose a 2-3 page paper in which you respond to the assigned selection from Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s essay The Hindu Way of Life.  In your paper, be sure to do the following:


1.     Summarize briefly what you take to be the main points of the reading

2.     Describe what strikes or interests you in the reading and how you react to it

3.     Say what, if anything, the reading teaches you about the tradition that you didn’t know

4.     Include any questions about the Hindu tradition that the reading raises for you


The paper should be 2-3 pages long (typed), double-spaced with 12 point font and 1” margins.  It should be well written and carefully checked for spelling and grammatical errors.  I will evaluate the papers according to whether they reflect (1) an accurate reading and (2) some serious reflection about the reading. 


Papers will receive either a 0 (no points), (7 points) or √+ (10 points).


The response paper is due at the beginning of class on Monday, Feb 5.  Late response papers will not be accepted.  Please check the syllabus for the policy on lateness due to computer failure.