Category: Reading Responses (Page 1 of 7)

SYED SHAH

1: I like this reading because I learned some new things from that. The reader will know what types of writing they are not comfortable reading, and in turn will write according to their own preferences. Bunn also introduces the idea of using quotes at the beginning of a piece of work.

2: One thing I learned from this about what the author is conveying to the audience, how this information is being conveyed, and what one can do to write like the author.

3: The author is trying to say that Some people find that using a quote is more effective with impressing their readers and some people show different meaning of that.

4: The author Mike Bunn’s purpose in writing this piece is to explain that readers are encouraged to think about how the published text may be improved or different.

5: I think the genre of this text is an informative essay.

6: I noticed that they are so many examples because author is trying to show the main point.

“Why I’m Behind the Athletes’ Bill of Rights” by Cory Booker

Please read “Why I’m Behind the Athletes’ Bill of Rights” by Cory Booker and write a response to the following questions. Please make sure to respond to AT LEAST one classmate! 

I prefer it if you respond to this post directly, but if you choose you may create a new post.

Link to Reading

DUE March, 18th

  • What did you think of the piece? Be honest! Did you find any parts interesting? Did you learn something new?
  • What is the piece MOSTLY about?
  • Who do you think is the intended audience of the piece? Who is meant to read this text?
  • What do you think is the purpose of this text? Why do you think the author wrote it?
  • Can you figure out the specific genre of article of this piece (opinion, scientific, feature, news, etc)?
  • 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)?
  • 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.
  • What did you learn from reading this article? How did this author use research? How do they use personal experience?

“I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Please read “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” Ta-Nehisi Coates and write a response to the questions below. I prefer it if you respond to this post directly, but if you choose you may create a new post.

Link to Reading: “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye”

DUE March, 16th

Questions:

  • What did you think of the piece? Be honest! Did you find any parts interesting? Did you learn something new?
  • Who do you think is the intended audience of the piece? Who is meant to read this text?
  • What do you think is the purpose of this text? Why do you think the author wrote it?
  • Can you figure out the specific genre of article of this piece (opinion, scientific, feature, news, etc)?
  • 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)?
  • 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.
  • What did you learn from reading this article? How did this author use research? How do they use personal experience?

Then, write a response to another classmate’s post!

 

Description of Artifact

My artefact from my discourse community would be the many memes and text we share over our group chat . This is my artefact because those are the little things that maintain the chat. It is not really related to school but it sustains our friendship and relieves the heaviness trouble of school . The artefact contains traces of ethos and pathos  when we could have been in a serious discussion of school and trying to make sense of something when one of the members of the group chat finds it in herself to disrupt the order of things by texting something funny. One of us could have stressed and that one joke lighting the atmosphere. The tone of the artefact is informal because it is a group chat where we share everything and nothing.

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