Potential Sources for Responding to Introduction to Supergods by Grant Morrison

Sources/Reviews about Supergods

Comics Alliance Article

Wired Article on Supergods

NY Times Review on Supergods

Washington Post Review of Supergods 

AV Club Review of Supergods

NPR Review of Supergods

Official Publisher Page for Supergods

Search terms you can use as well

“are superheroes inspirational”

“superheroes are dangerous”

“do we need superheroes”


You are looking to find, via least two sources, where you can find material that can be added and cited in your RESPONSE section of Essay 3 along with information from the original reading and your own personal experience.

Annotating Texts for Summary and Responding

From UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center

Helpful tips

  • Write notes in your own words instead of copying down information from the book.
  • Avoid over-highlighting. Highlighting doesn’t actively engage the brain, so it’s not the most useful strategy. Also, highlighting too much can keep you from focusing on the main ideas.
  • Wait until the end of a page to take notes so that you can better focus on what you are reading and so that you can try to summarize in your own words rather than copy.
  • You don’t need to write pages of notes—keep them brief and focused.
  • Preview the chapter before you start reading by looking at the text features to gain clues about the main ideas of the chapter.
  • Focus on the main ideas and concepts.

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When you are asked to read things that prove difficult, what can you do?

  1. Circle unclear words to look up or use context clues to figure out.
  2. Make notes in the margins
  3. Underline passages that appear interesting, relevant, and/or important.
  4. Pose questions to the text of things that you want to know more or better understand.

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Annotating Readings for Understanding

What is Annotating?

“Annotating is any action that deliberately interacts with a text to enhance the reader’s understanding of, recall of, and reaction to the text. Sometimes called “close reading,” annotating usually involves highlighting or underlining key pieces of text and making notes in the margins of the text.” (“Reading and Studying Strategies”)

This can also ask you to circle words you do not understand and then look them up to help you better comprehend what you are reading.

Annotating a Text


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Introduction and Thesis to Response Essay

Our modern world is filled with superhero movies. Superheroes have become an important part of the world around us. However, are superheroes just entertainment or more? In his book, Supergods, Grant Morrison makes the argument that superheroes have a power we may not actually realize is there. Morrison, in the introduction to Supergods is ______________ because _______________________________.


You need to fill in the blanks:

  1. Deciding whether you agree, disagree, or both

  2. Reasons why you have the position of agreement, disagreement, or both.


Essay 3 – Thesis and Introduction Exercise


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