- Read these articles:
- Select one of the articles from above
- Consider these questions, for the article you’ve selected:
- What is the central topic or set of related topics of your selected article?
- What is the central question or set of questions asked by the writer(s) of your selected article?
- What is the thesis or central claim of your selected article?
- What evidence is used by the author of your selected article to support its thesis or central claim?
- Is your selected article convincing? Why?
- Is your selected article compelling or interesting? Why?
- How does the information contained in your selected article relate to or impact your community (however you define it)?
- Craft an essay (four paragraph minimum) that summarizes the purpose, central claim and ley evidence as well as analyzes the author’s biases and assumptions; the effectiveness of the evidence, organization and conclusions; and, the intended audience of the article you’ve chosen
- The essay should include a minimum of two paraphrases and two quotes from the article you’ve chosen
- Provide a Works Cited or References entry for the article at the end of your post
- Respond to two of your peers’ essays
- Make sure to make connections between your responses and their own; your experiences and those revealed in the video; and, the general clarity of the ideas presented
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