A clear thesis with a clear position either agreeing, disagreeing, or both.
2-3 paragraph summary of the original text by Grant Morrison
1-2 properly introduced, integrated, cited, and explained quotations in the Summary
Response section beginning with personal restatement of your thesis and going for 2-3 paragraphs
Lead in with personal reasoning for position
Examination and explanation of the reasoning using original text and at least 2 external sources (cited and explained)
A clear works cited page.
For Reading Summary 5, read the attached comic below and write a 1 paragraph summary. It is due Saturday, July 18 by 11:59 PM via Moodle
Digital Copy Here: R&R 8-March, Book 1 Excerpt
What to do going forward:
Submit Reading Summary 4 to Moodle by Saturday, July 11 by 11:59 PM
Finish working on a draft of Essay 3 for Monday and the Peer Review.
Sources/Reviews about 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.
From UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center
- 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.
When you are asked to read things that prove difficult, what can you do?
- Circle unclear words to look up or use context clues to figure out.
- Make notes in the margins
- Underline passages that appear interesting, relevant, and/or important.
- Pose questions to the text of things that you want to know more or better understand.