Reading and Responding to James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son"
James Baldwin's essay "Notes of a Native Son," which you will find in
our course packet. After reading the essay, please write a two page
Personal Response Essay. In a Personal Response Essay, you develop one of
your own thoughts in reaction to what you have read. Your response may
focus on how your own experiences relate or do not relate to the essay, what
you liked or disliked about either the content of the essay or the style in
which it was written, or what connections--either to other texts or important
events--the essay made you consider. I know this is a very open-ended
assignment. It is meant to be.