Think-Aloud Responses: example excerpts

Here are some examples of “think-aloud responses” students have received in different courses participating in the Reader Project.

These “think-aloud responses” were recorded by readers in prior courses. Each includes excerpts from a longer response to the student paper.

Economics: Book Review

  • COURSE    Economics: International Trade and Development
  • ASSIGNMENT    Book Review suitable for publishing in journal
  • READER    Fuqua alum; Solutions Consultant, Management Dynamics (company that writes and implements software to manage global trade for international companies in over 100 countries)

Health Sciences: Commentary

  • COURSE   Writing 20: The Science of Sunscreen
  • ASSIGNMENT: Commentary
  • READER: Duke alum; internist in private practice

Computer Science: Programmer’s Manual 

  • COURSE   Comp Sci: Software Design and Implementation
  • ASSIGNMENT    programmer’s manual
  • READER    Associate Dean for IT in Arts & Sciences at Duke (former

Environmental Science: Policy Brief 

  • COURSE    Env Science: Environment and Conflict
  • ASSIGNMENT    Policy Brief
  • Duke alum; Former managing editor, Ecological Society of America publications






READER    Duke alum; Former managing editor, Ecological Society of America publications

COURSE    Economics: International Trade and Development
ASSIGNMENT    Book Review suitable for publishing in journal
READER    Fuqua alum; Solutions Consultant, Management Dynamics (company that writes and implements software to manage global trade for international companies in over 100 countries) A