Homework _3, English 102

Homework _3, English 102 - be a positive experience It...

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Homework #3, English 102 Name: ______________________ Class time: ___________________ Point value: 10 points Scoring guide: Not attempted or incomplete in any way: 0 Completed and acceptable: 7 Completed and outstanding: 10 Choose one of the following prompts. If typing on this sheet, you can delete the prompts you will not write about and leave only yours. If writing your answer on another sheet, be sure to indicate which prompt you are writing about. 1. Organize the key points of the passages of Ways of Reading that you have read thus far. You might create an outline of the material, a flowchart, a list of key concepts, or something else. Spend between 45 minutes and an hour doing this. 2. What is a piece of writing that has challenged your reading skills? In 250-300 words, describe your reason for reading it, your first impression, your strategy for addressing the text, and its lasting effects on you. Note that this does not have to
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Unformatted text preview: be a positive experience. It might be about a book that you dislike, for example. 3. What is a piece of writing that you challenged your thinking? In 250-300 words, describe your reason for reading it, what you thought about the topic of the writing beforehand, what the text said about that topic, and what lasting impression the text made on you. 4. Interview a sophisticated reader (or several readers)—someone who reads professionally (like an editor), someone who reads extensively, or someone who reads difficult texts (like a professor or an advanced student at KU). Make a list of 20 pieces of advice they can offer to help immature readers turn into sophisticated readers. 5. In 150-200 words, argue for the importance of critical literacy —that is, not just being able to read words but being able to read difficult and important texts. Here’s an additional rule: no clichés! Your argument must be original....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course ENGL 5800 taught by Professor Rebeccafox during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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