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WR 121: Short Assignment #1 Assignment : 1 ½ - 2 typed pages responding to the following prompts Process : Step 1 (Prewriting) Beginning with childhood, make a list of 10-12 important moments in your educational background. These experiences may have been individual (e.g. reading a surprising or inspirational book, writing in a personal journal, etc.) or collective (e.g. learning to read with someone’s help, taking a particular high school class, etc.). Next, reflect on why were these experiences were so influential for you. How did they shape you personally, in addition to teaching you some important academic skill? ** Note: This list is for your own brainstorming. It does not need to be included in the typed assignment that you turn in. Step 2 Choose one of these experiences and write 1-2 typed paragraphs explaining the educational experience that you chose, why it was significant to you, and what particular value(s) you
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Unformatted text preview: developed as a result. (For example, tell the story of how your older brother taught you to read your first word from one of his comic books, and how that experience taught you that it is important to have personal mentors in your education.) Step 3 Now finish reading the articles by Gatto and Bennett. In 1-2 types paragraphs , summarize each of the authors’ beliefs about education. According to Gatto, what is the purpose of education? What kinds of values should it instill in young people? What are Bennett’s answers to the same questions? Step 4 Finally, do you agree/disagree with Gatto? with Bennett? Why or why not? How do these authors’ opinions compare with your own? Respond in one well-developed paragraph. Format : Typed, 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, stapled Due : Thursday, 1/6...
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