13.1 Expanded Research Article Summary

Over break, please expand your summary of your research article. ¬†I’d like you to post the 3 paragraphs described below by our next class (Tue. 11/28):

1 paragraph summarizing at least 3 points/key terms from the article and including at least one quotation with accompanying explanation

1 paragraph narrating a specific experience you’ve had that connects to your research article

1 paragraph explaining how 1+ idea(s) from your research article connect to 1+ idea(s) from one of our assigned readings (from one of the packets)

Please read: “The Space Between Mourning and Grief,” by Claire Wilmot.

12.1 Summary of Your Research Article

For Thursday:¬†please read the following two texts in the packet: “Planting A Naysayer in Your text” by Gerald Graff and “The Destructiveness of Call-Out Culture” by Conor Friedersdorf.

On the blog:¬†using your notes on your research article (blog post 12.1), write a 1-2 paragraph summary of this text. ¬†Be sure to include the¬†author name, the¬†title, and a¬†thorough explanation of three points and/or key concepts. ¬†Also, please link 1 point in the article to a story of an event you’ve witnessed or heard about.

For your summary, please use the Summary template in our Collective Notes document.

12.1 Notes on ONE Research Article You’ve Found and Read

For Tuesday: please¬†print, read, and take notes on ONE article YOU’VE found while researching your Essay 2 topic.¬† Below, please post notes on three points in the article. ¬†Also, please write out one quotation and include the page # where it appears.

Also, please finish reading Carrie Rentschler’s “Rape Culture and the Feminist Politics of Social Media.” ¬†For those of you interested in reading more about the case of sexual assault in Steubenville, OH mentioned by Rentschler, you can access an article on this case here. ¬†Just a note: this article contains somewhat graphic descriptions of sexual assault and may be disturbing to read about. ¬†(It is optional reading.) ¬†For those of you interested in recent feminist responses to the high-profile cases of sexual assault currently in the media (e.g., Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Knight Landesman, etc.), you can access a manifesto by a group of feminist artists called “Not Surprised” here.

11.2 Summarizing Crawford’s “The Anxieties of Big Data”

For Thursday, read pp. 65-71 in Carrie Rentschler’s “Rape Culture and the Feminist Politics of Social Media.” ¬†Also skip forward to the next passage in the Unit 2 Reader, “Templates for Explaining Quotations” by Gerald Graff, and read it.
For your blog post, please post your paragraph-long summary of Crawford’s article “The Anxieties of Big Data,” mentioning 3 different points she makes and using conjunctive adverbs to link your sentences (e.g., In addition, Furthermore, Similarly, By contrast, Indeed, Thus, etc.). ¬†You might like to refer to the Summary Response Form on p. 49 of our Collective Notes document.


For Tues: finish reading Crawford’s “The Anxieties of Big Data” and complete the blog assignment below. ¬†Also read Nijhuis’ “The Pocket Guide to Bullshit Prevention.” ¬†Bring both the Unit 2 Packet and the Grammar packet to class.

On the blog: below, make a list of 3 important points ¬†you noticed in Crawford’s article “The Anxieties of Big Data.” ¬†Also include 1 brief quotation from the article. ¬†(Your points and quotation can be given in note form; i.e., you don’t have to write a full paragraph‚ÄĒwe’ll work on that in class).