To help you learn to read critically and incorporate effective textual support, you will complete reading responses for several of the assigned readings this semester. Reading responses ask you to use direct evidence from the course readings to answer a prompting a question. This means that each reading response should include at least one quote or paraphrase from the assigned text.
Reading Responses should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document using MLA or APA formatting (including an APA title page or MLA header) and in-text citations and a Works Cited/References page. There is no word count for these responses, but you should be thoroughly answering the question with specific evidence that is incorporated into your own writing. To do this, I recommend around 250 words, but you're welcome to write more or less if you feel like that's what you need to answer the question.
This Week's Prompt:
As we approach the drafting of our last Major Paper, it's important that you see models of the kinds of work I am asking you to do. Studying models is one the best ways to get to know writing in unfamiliar discourse communities. For this assignment, please do the following:
- Choose 2/3 of the following to read and respond: Alexus Forshee, "A Genre Analysis of Patient Notes and Documentation Practices in the ICU Flavio Ortiz, "The Future of Voting in a Misinformed Society," and Leticia Lenkiu, "The Language Transition Process and Its Influence on Language."
- Answer the following questions:
- What do you notice about the content and form of these papers?
- What features do they have that make them a successful?
- How do they make and present claims about genres and communities?
- How do they incorporate secondary sources?
- What from their work would you like to emulate in your own communities and genres assignment?
You must use quotes from their works as you explain the points above.