On Close Reading: A Few Notes and Examples
The following discussion of close reading comes from Donald R.
Murrays Read to Write:
When a text deserves close attention, then we keep repeating the pattern of
looking from larger context to smaller and back. W
College Writing R1A
Sample body paragraph from a past students rhetorical analysis paper
Pollan creates a sense of fear among readers by exposing the irony of industrial farming.
In order to let the readers know the reality hidden behind factory
C ollege W riting R1A A ccelerated Reading & C om position
Writing in PublicIdentity and the Digital You
Section 13, TuTh, 9 a.m.-noon, Unit II, Room L-20
Instructor: Michael Larkin
112 Hearst Gym
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:30-3
TSCY CHAPTER 2 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. Explain the significance of the title. What role does this metaphor play in Fadimans
portrayal of the Hmong? In Hmong culture?
2. What do you learn in this chapter about the Hmongs cultural code (see Barrett 65)? Wha
Reading Response 5: Making the Grade
Please follow the summary/response format. Write 1-2 pages.
Part 1: Write a short summary of the documentary.
Remember to start with a summary introduction statement that presents the name of the
ANZALDA: HOW TO TAME A WILD TONGUE
Overview: RR and GA
Read Anzalda through Linda Flowers frame:
Does Anzalda follow her rules? How and how not? Why?
Discussion Questions Fan Shen
CW1A / M.Wald
Please think about these questions as you read the Fan Shen article. You do not
need to write answers, but I do ask that you take notes in order to prepare for our
discussion next class.
1. Fan Shen states that
1. Introduce summaries with a short phrase that provides author and source information:
As Anna Quindlen states in her article Across the great divide, white and black children hold
positive and negative self-images respectively due to
Kozol, Shame of the Nation, Reading Guide for Chapter 2
CW1A / M. Wald
Google or go to Wikipedia to learn more about the following items/people:
No Child Left Behind
Kozol, Shame of the Nation, Reading Guide for Chapter 1
CW1A / M. Wald
Look at the titles of the first two chapters. How might they be significant? How might
the titles relate to the preview we did in class?
Google or go to Wikipedia to lear