(100 points; 10%)
Note the changes, please! This is a shorter essay (500 words) and emphasizes your analysis of the reading over a summary.
It also acknowledges the difficulties with hypothes.is by re-focusing the annotation portion on external links that you can add using the "page note" function in hypothes.is.
For the full assignment (format, reading and writing guidelines etc.), refer to the original assignment description!
- 500 words?
- What is the question or puzzle being addressed in this reading?
- What is the author’s thesis?
- What are the author’s main points?
- Identify the key theoretical concepts and methodology used by the author and,
- What kind of reasoning and evidence does the author present in support of their argument? [Refer to the assignment description]
- Is the evidence provided sufficient, credible, and convincing?
- Who do you think is the audience for this article?
- Is the author building on previous work? Or, are they disagreeing with previous scholars? What do they claim to be adding to our knowledge of their topic?
[If hypothes.is does not allow you to annotate, you can still post the following as “page notes”]
- in at least one instance, link to a reliable scholarly online resource that further explains these concepts or methodology
- Link to at least one piece of media (image, video, gif etc.) that illustrates the author’s thesis.
- Link to at least one contemporary news story that is connected to the reading.
- And, finally, identify at least two passages in the reading that are unclear or provocative and that you would like to discuss further in class.