Meramec 030
Journal Assignments

Choose one article from each of the following subheadings within the book Real Writing with Readings as listed below, and submit, on the dates assigned, a one-page, typed, double-spaced analysis of whichever article you have chosen.

Write them using these four criteria:
 
I. Introduce the author and title of the article
II. briefly summarize one particular aspect of the work read and tell me what the author means by it
III. tell me what you think of the author's message--this will be your longest section--in it, you are giving a critical analysis of the text (which means your own opinion based on how you view the world as opposed to how the author views the world)--what do you think this passage means in context with the message of the greater article?--that sort of thing
IV. tell me what impact this issue as a whole has on society
 
This will be your journal format for all the journals you do for the remainder of this class--about a page, typed and double-spaced.  Let me know if you have any questions on this. 

1) Monday, 10 January—"What is the most interesting thing I have ever done and why?"

2) Friday, 14 January—Illustration—Ch. 7 (61-74), Ch. 42 (484-92) "Our Boys" (484) or "What is Your Best Time of Day?" (488)

3) Friday, 21 January—Narration—Ch. 8 (75-94), Ch. 43 (493-501) "The Dare" (493) or "A Brother’s Murder" (497)

4) Friday, 28 JanuaryPreacher, Chs. 1-4 (1-46)

5) Friday, 4 February—Description—Ch. 9 (95-106), Ch. 44 (502-10) "Eat! Eat!" (502) or "The Monster" (506)

6) Friday, 11 February—Process Analysis—Ch. 10 (107-18), Ch. 45 (511-20) "The Job Interview" (511) or "Beauty and the Beef" (517)

7) Friday, 18 February—Classification—Ch. 11 (119-32), Ch. 46 (521-30) "The Plot against People" (521) or "The Ways we Lie" (525)

8) Friday, 25 FebruaryPreacher, Chs. 5-9 (47-99)

9) Friday, 3 March—Definition—Ch. 12 (133-44), Ch. 47 (531-37) "Spanglish" (531) or "What is Intelligence, Anyway?" (535)

10) Friday, 24 March—Comparison and Contrast—Ch. 13 (145-58), Ch. 48 (538-45) "Americanization is Tough on Macho" (538) or "Two Extremes Miss Target over Guns" (542)

11) Friday, 31 MarchPreacher, Chs. 10-15 (100-148)

12) Friday, 7 April—Cause and Effect—Ch. 49 (546-55) "Why Marriages Fail" (546) or "The Education of Berenice Belizaire" (551)

13) Friday, 14 April— Argument—Ch. 14 (160-76), Ch. 50 (556-68) "Let Gays Marry" (556) or "Leave Marriage Alone" (559). Read both to get a good perspective on the argument.

14) Friday, 28 AprilPreacher, Chs. 16-21 (149-199)

15) Friday, 5 May— "What grade I should receive in this class and why. What was the most beneficial aspect about this course? The least?"

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