Read this books in preparation for writing your midterm reaction paper:
Fadiman, Anne: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (1997, 2012)
This paper asks for an in-depth discussion of a major theme of the book that can be related to other course materials. Some questions to consider that may help you organize your thoughts and let you begin to formulate a reaction to the book you choose include:
- Do you agree or disagree with author’s assessments and conclusions?
Can you identify with the situations and perspectives that he presents?
Did your opinion change during the course of reading the book? If so, what convinced you and why?
Did anything surprise you? If so, what? Why?