Response Papers Assignment Requirements
General Instructions: You have 7 response papers due throughout the semester. Please see the syllabus for due dates. The prompt/question will be posted one week before the response is due. You may drop 2 responses for any reason.
• Each response is worth 20 points. You will be graded on how well you answer the question or respond to the prompt. This means you should provide evidence from the lecture or readings/films to support what you are saying. While this is not a formal paper, you must use good grammar, complete sentences, and proper citation methods if you choose to quote, for example, the textbook. • Responses should be ~200-250 words. Please avoid making them much longer. You will lose points if your response is significantly shorter than the word requirement. • Please type your response and use standard 12 point font and standard margins. • Papers should be posted on Oncourse on the due date no later than 11PM. Late response papers will not be accepted without proper documentation of illness or emergency. • The prompt/question for each response will be posted on Oncourse by the Tuesday before (~one week) it’s due. • Remember: These papers are intended to engage with the material and think about the abstract concepts that we will be covering in this course. In addition, these papers give you the opportunity to compare aspects of the tradition and think critically about what we learn.
For Response #7-Please respond to the following question/prompt.
Answer the following in the context of the Bhagavad Gita. Why doesn’t Arjuna want to fight in the war? What reasons does he give? How does Krishna respond? What are the two identities of the human being? Which one is more important and why? What is the goal of life according to the Krishna? How does one achieve it? Clearly explain and make sure to answer all parts of the question. Provide at three direct examples from the Bhagavad Gita in...
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