Think-Aloud Responses Examples

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 alumnus; 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 101: The Science of Sunscreen
  • ASSIGNMENT: Commentary
  • READER: Duke alumnus; internist in private practice


Environmental Science: Policy Brief

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