#6, Due Wed, 7/29, 7p
Good evening y’all! Thanks for hanging in. I can’t believe we’re done on Thursday (when the final exam will be given—more info on that on Wednesday). Also remember that your final portfolio (your shared Google Folder containing *all* of your coursework) will be due Thursday as well.
OK, here’s what I want you to tend to for *Wednesday.*
- Readings & Article Summaries. Finish reading the final two reading assignments:
Dan Diamond, “Suddenly, Public Health Officials Say Social Justice Matters More Than Social Distance”
10. Chelsea Janes. “Protests probably didn’t lead to coronavirus spikes, but it’s hard to know for sure” (activated CUNY library card needed to access)
—Remember: due in your final portfolio (your shared Google Drive portfolio) on Thursday will be 5 article summaries. Feel free to summarize either of these articles if you still need to get to 5.
2. Essay 2 Feedback. Please read and comment on 5 of your classmates’ Essay 2s. For each response you give, please provide the following 3 things (I repeat: each of your 5 responses should contain these 3 things):
A–What you think the writer’s thesis is (in your own words). If you can’t identify the thesis, ask the writer to make their thesis clearer.
B–One supporting reason or story the writer gives for believing their thesis to be right. Again, use your own words to describe this. If you can’t identify a supporting reason or story, tell the writer to make this part of their essay clearer.
C—A counter-argument that the writer introduces and then argues AGAINST. Again, describe the counter-argument in your own words. Does the counter-argument go AGAINST the writer’s thesis? If it doesn’t, let the writer know that they should come up with a counter-argument that goes AGAINST their thesis (and then they need to find a way of refuting the counter-argumnet).
3. Revise essays + 2 blog assignment responses (comments). Using the feedback you got from me and from classmates, revise your Essay 1, your Essay 2, and 3 of your blog assignments. Save all drafts, including your final draft, in your Google Drive portfolio folder that you shared with me.