Reading like a writer: Sherry Turkle, “The Empathy Gap” (pp. 8-13).
Parts/”modes” of writing to keep in mind: Narrative is a mode of writing showing change over time. Exposition is a kind of writing that explains something to the reader. A claim is a debate-able statement made by the writer (not a fact). A thesis is the largest, overarching claim in a text. Evidence is observation or fact that supports a claim/thesis.
–p. 8 / 29: What is Turkle’s thesis? Is there also a narrative here? What change is being shown? How do we respond to Turkle’s thesis? Agree/disagree? A bit of both? Why?
–p. 9 / 30: Where do you notice… claim(s)? …Evidence? …Narrative? Your response?
–p. 10 / 31: Where do you notice… claim(s)? …Evidence? …Narrative? Your response?
–p. 11 / 32: Where do you notice… claim(s)? …Evidence? …Narrative? Your response?
HW (for Wed 9/12): Post your responses to Turkle’s article. Read Serpell’s “Triptych: Texas Pool Party” (pp. 18-25). In Grammar Book, read and do exercises on pp. 17-21 and p. 31.