Identify ONE idea from EACH of the following that demonstrates your thoughts and/or what you’ve learned, appreciated, or have questions about.
- They Say/I Say, Chapter 8
- They Say/I Say, Chapter 9
- “Essential Skills for Academic Papers,” pages 41-52
- Fully explain each idea so someone who hasn’t read or hasn’t seen what you have will understand your insight or question.
- Reference the source you’re referring to in your responses.
- Properly format titles, as you’ll see above (so that all keywords are capitalized; the titles of long works are italicized; the titles of short works are placed in “quotation marks”).
- In a sentence or two, explain what Nigerian novelist and essayist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie means by a “single story.” (definition, analysis)
- Be sure to refer to the author’s profession, the author’s name, and the properly formatted title of her work. (It is a short video, so the title placed in quotation marks. All keywords are capitalized.)
- Here, you’re sharing Adichie’s ideas, so use a voice marker (signal phrase) to demonstrate that you are referencing her ideas (not your own).
- Use MLA in-text citations to identify the timestamp location or transcript page of the related passage(s).
- (Adichie 00:05:42).
- (Adichie 85).
- In a sentence or two, explain the problem with stereotypes, according to Adichie. (analysis)
- Again, you’re referring to Adichie’s ideas, so use a voice marker (signal phrase) to demonstrate that you’re referencing her deas (not your own).
- Use an MLA in-text citation to identify the timestamp location or transcript page of the related passage(s).
- In three or more sentences –
- Share an example of a “single story” you’re familiar with. (synthesis)
- Explain what makes this a good example of a single story. What is untrue about it? (analysis/synthesis)
- Explain how we could rethink this single story so it is more complete. (analysis/synthesis)
- When writing for an academic audience, edit out any instances of “you,” “your,” “you’re.” Use the third person (e.g., readers, professionals) or second person plural (ie: we), instead.
- Explain in one-three sentences what media theorist and educator Neil Postman means when he uses the terms “word weavers” and “world makers.” (analysis)
- Interpret and explain in one-three sentences how these terms relate to your work as an academic writer. (synthesis)
- Refer to the author’s profession, the author’s name, and the properly formatted title of his work in your response. (It’s a chapter in a book, so the title placed in quotation marks. All keywords are capitalized.)
- Use MLA in-text citations so your reader can find the passages you’re referring to easily.