A critical response paper should be fairly formal and should genuinely attempt to shed light on one or more aspects of the literature you have read. You may discuss the significance of the reading which should include: two important facts and why; two key conclusions and how they were reached; and key implications or insights. Overall, I am looking for interesting and original insights concerning the reading.
An ideal response will be about a 4-5 pages in length and typed. Your paper will explore a problem or point of interest created by a work of literature (this includes, but is not limited to, thematic elements, symbol, irony, etc.). Your ideas and insights will be based on information from the pages in the text we have read so far, calling upon specific examples to illustrate the idea or issue you are exploring.