Drugs and Behavior Reaction Paper
Guidelines for Writing the Reaction Paper
reaction paper should be 200 – 300 words long. The paper must
be typed – no handwritten papers will be accepted. It is to be
spell checked and double-spaced.
cover sheet should contain meeting information and your name.
Be sure to include the meeting location, date and time of
meeting. Also list the speaker(s) that attended the meeting.
Grammar, spelling and adherence to format
will affect the overall grade of the paper.
Remember that the reaction paper is
primarily a discussion of your reaction to the meeting
that you attended. It is not a report or summary
of what took place at the meeting. Give reasons for your
discussions and feelings. Critically analyze the experience to
which you are reacting. Note that critique does not necessarily
mean simply saying something negative about the meeting. Your
analysis should address issues such as: what were the
strengths/weaknesses of the meeting; what could be added to the
experience/meeting to make it better or more complete; do you
think the meeting you attended is an effective tool for
recovering addicts and/or their families; was this meeting a
good choice for you to experience; anything else that you may
wish to add.
description about the protocol: how the meeting was run? Was
there a specific format followed or did people kind of “wing
it”? What kind of building was your meeting in (a formal place
such as a drug rehab center or YMCA); a rented establishment such
as a church; etc. Include any other relevant details.
date for this paper is November 14th, 2013.
Drugs and Behavior