In Monday’s class notes, I addressed the reasons I have asked you to limit your screen time, a practice that can benefit not only our writing but also our overall well-being. That said, although I limit my daily screen time, I post my writing on social media, as you can see from the images included here with today’s notes.
On Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, my writing reaches readers who might not otherwise read my blog.
I encourage you to explore the opportunities that social media platforms provide for your own writing to reach a broader audience.
In Monday’s notes, I also addressed the reasons that I have asked you to draft longhand, and I presented a list of questions for you to consider as we examined “The Strange Fruit of Sosnowiec,” the textual analysis of Maus that I wrote as a model for you.
Maus Analysis Blog Comment Assignment
Later this week or early next week, all of you will receive feedback from me on your textual analysis of Maus. As an opportunity for additional feedback on your blog and an exercise in critical reading, I have developed the assignment that follows.
- Go to the class blog page, https://janelucas.com/english-at-gtcc/.
- Click on the name of the student whose name precedes yours in the class list. If that student’s name is not a live link or the student’s analysis is not posted, choose another classmate. If your name is first in the list, click on the name of the student whose name appears last.
- Read the student’s analysis, and compose a short response (50 words, minimum).
- In your response, demonstrate your close examination of one or more components of the analysis: the title, the thesis, textual evidence, quotations or paraphrases from primary or secondary sources, the conclusion.
- Post your comment as a reply no later than noon on Friday, April 9. If you do not see the leave comment/reply option at the bottom of the student’s analysis, scroll to the top of the page, click on the post’s title, and scroll down. You should then see the leave comment/reply option.