Reading Responses


Evaluation Rubric

READING RESPONSE #1 DUE 3/23

Re-read “Out Patients” by Elise Wu (Fieldworking, Ch 3 pg. 143-154)

Write a short response (250-500 words) to Wu’s essay that addresses the following questions:

  • What culture/online community is Wu trying to portray?
  • How does she create a verbal portrait of this community on the page? What details does she provide?
  • What sources does she rely on? How does she triangulate data from her findings?
  • What role do footnotes play in Wu’s text?

Post your response to the Academic Commons and comment on at least two of your classmates’ posts

READING RESPONSE #2 DUE 3/30

Read an excerpt from “Our Incel Problem” Zack Beauchamp

Write a short response (250-500 words) to Beauchamp’s essay that addresses the following questions:

  • What specific patterns of trends does the author note about members of the incel community?
  • How do these patterns or trends inform the insider experience in this community? What do they tell us about members of the community?
  • So what? How does the author’s analysis of this community relate to a wider context?

Post your response to the Academic Commons and comment on at least two of your classmates’ posts

READING RESPONSE #3 DUE 4/1

Review Sample Essays

Select one sample essay to grade according to the Evaluation Rubric below and write a short response (150 words min.) that includes the total score and a brief rationale of your reasoning.

Post your response to the Academic Commons and comment on at least two of your classmates’ posts.

 

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