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UWP 1 Sec 6 Paper # 1: Reading and writing critically Paper 1: Reading everyday texts critically We’re starting this course by thinking about  reading critically —what it means, how to do it, and  why it is important.  I hope that Chapter One of  The Presence of Others  has helped you to start  thinking about your own reading habits, and the extent to which you approach the many  texts  you encounter every day (written, visual, and multimedia) with a questioning, analytical eye.  For  your first paper, I’d like you to critically examine a  visual   image , print or online  advertisement or  webpage  of your choosing and write a 1,000 word (3-4 pages) analysis of your findings. In choosing a text (i.e., an image, advertisement, or webpage), remember to consider whether  you think you can write 1,000 words about it.  Look for a text that interests you—one that really  speaks to you, or stands out as particularly clever, confusing,  infuriating, etc.   Bring a copy or   printout of your chosen text to class on Monday, January 14. Guidelines: Your paper should have a  thesis  that makes an analytical claim about the text   you’re examining.  The best way to develop a thesis, in this case, is to brainstorm  about the   image , jo Begin with a  brief description  of your chosen text (both its written and visual elements) .  How   is it set up?  Is it primarily visual, or does it  include mostly  written text?  How do these elements   work together?   Your description should be thorough but succinct (no more than a paragraph or 
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course UWP 1 taught by Professor Braun during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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Paper+1+Prompt - UWP 1 Sec 6 Paper 1 Reading and writing...

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