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In “Rats Mob the Upper East Side,” Andrew Grossman uses a photograph, a map (and a quantitative graph) and text to report on the problem of rats. In the questions below, these different ways of delivering information will be referred to as “mediums.”
Respond to each writing prompt. Keep in mind that there are no “right” answers here. As long as you defend your idea with an explanation, you are on the right track!
- What is the main point of the article “Rats Mob the Upper East Side” ?
- Which medium (photograph, map, or text) do you think is the most effective in getting the article’s point across? Why?
- Which medium do you think is the most informative? Why?
- Which medium do you think delivers the greatest emotional impact? Why?
- Rewrite some lines from the article that show “secondary research” that the reporter did. How does this secondary research help you to understand the problem?
- Rewrite some lines from the article that show “primary research” that the reporter did. How does this primary research help you to understand the problem?
- Does the article use any metaphors or similes? If so, rewrite them.
- How do you feel when you look at the picture of the rat?
- How do you feel when you look at the map?
- What unique function does each medium serve in conveying the article’s overall message?