Category: Weekly Assignments (Page 1 of 8)

UNIT 2, Day 5: Wed. March 22nd

  • Prepare a short oral presentation on one of the sources you found and share it with the class. The focus should be on the Rhetorical Situation (audience, purpose), how the author presents the information, and a brief summary of the piece. Explain why you chose the piece and what the information teaches you about your topic.


UNIT 2, Day 4: Mon. March 20th

  • Find 2 additional sources for your project. 
  • Complete the Project 2: Step 2 Handout. Focus on: 
    • The title and author of your source
    • The genre of your sources (be VERY specific) 
    • The proper MLA citation of your source
    • The reason you think this source might be helpful.

HW 5 – Sanders (March 13th)


Homework 5: “How coronavirus stress may scramble our brains” by Laura Sanders

Read “How coronavirus stress may scramble our brains” by Laura Sanders and write responses to the following questions . Please be very specific in your response. Add details and examples from the text. Add quotations (and citations!)


  1. What did you think of the piece? Be honest! Did you find any parts interesting? Did you learn something new?
  2. Who do you think is the intended audience of the piece? Who is meant to read this text?
  3. How do you know that this is an example of a feature article? Be specific!
  4. What did you notice about how the author wrote this piece? Maybe the tone (formal, informal, humorous, casual, etc), or the use of ethos (statistics and facts) or the use of pathos (emotion) or the use of logos (logic)?
  5. What stands out to you– what do you like/ dislike about this writer’s style?  What are you confused by? What do you want to know more about? Pay special attention to how this author uses research (outside facts, statistics, history, news, interviews) etc in their writing.
  6. What did you learn from reading this feature article? How did this author use research? How do they use personal experience? Did the author tell any stories (anecdotes)?
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