The Symposium by Plato
What can we learn from The Symposium, if we apply a Gender Studies or Queer Theoretical framework?
Begin by introducing the author, the title of the text, and a summary of what you think the overall meaning of the text is.
Then, as you move into the body of your reader response narrow your focus to the point you found interesting in The Symposium.
Remember to provide specific evidence from the text; don’t rely on routine responses (i.e. avoid saying or repeating that you found this point interesting without telling me why.
And when you explain why one or two points are interesting, take your time to develop your ideas.
Don’t assume your reader will believe you if you just explain why something is interesting in a few words