Reader Response

My reader response paper was one of the most difficult to write simply because it is deeply personal and much too revealing for my taste. I found the reader response theories to not only be incredibly helpful for the paper but also very interesting. They guided me in expressing my reaction to the chosen text and therefore alleviated any immediate feelings of discomfort. Because I feared this paper the most, I felt I had no choice but to wrench open my defenses and publish it in my presentation portfolio.