To successfully complete your Unit 2 assignment, complete the following steps:
- Examine the List of Approved Articles for Writing, and identify an article relevant to your life and goals. This article may pertain to your academic program and interests, your current or future career and goals, or one of your personal passions.
- Read the article several times, taking careful notes on the article's structure, concepts, and presentation of facts.
- Record your reactions to the article's points, noting how they make you feel and the specific connections you make to your own life and to the world around you.
- Write your plan for your Summary and Response Essay. Include the following:
- The author and title of your chosen article from the List of Approved Articles for Writing.
- An outline of the article's points and sub-points.
- A list of 3–5 specific personal responses you have to the article's points. Address how the author's points make you feel and specific ways in which you connect the author's ideas to your own life and to the world around you.
LIST OF APPROVED ARTICLES FOR WRITING
from The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers
, 11th edition.
- "Cesar Chavez Saved My Life" by Daniel "Nene" Alejandrez, page 42.
- “Why We Still Need Feminism” by Casey Cavanaugh, page 66.
- “Declaration of Sentiment and Resolutions (Seneca Falls Resolution)” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, et al., page 76.
- "Plagiarism in America" by Dudley Erskine Devlin, page 85.
- "The Effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration" by Tanner Fox, page 130.
- "Surfin' the Louvre" by Elizabeth Larsen, page 156.
- "How Baseball Explains Modern Racism" by David Sirota, page 185.
- "How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently" by Deborah Tannen, page 199.
- "Debt by Degrees" by James Surowiecki, page 260.
- "An Open Letter to George M. Philip, President of the State University of New York at Albany" by Gregory Petsko, page 266.
- "The Argument Culture" by Deborah Tannen, page 302.
- "The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger" by Cathleen A. Cleaver, page 312.
- "Cyberbullying" by Jennifer Holladay, page 316.
- "Bullying as True Drama" by Danah Boyd and Alice Marwick, page 320.
- "Does the Internet Make You Dumber?" by Nicholas Carr, page 330.
- "Facebook Wrestles with Free Speech and Civility" by Miguel Helft, page 322.