Engl 110- critical thinking, literature – reading discussion 1
Read and annotate the texts for this week; then, respond to the questions below and participate in the discussion:
INITIAL POST (due 9/4):
- Focus on the setting in “A Worn Path.” What obstacles does Phoenix Jackson encounter? How do these obstacles accentuate specific qualities of Phoenix? Discuss specific passages in the story to develop your response. Use at least one concept from Ch. 3 (Literature textbook) or the notes on characters in the module (look at the terms in bold and italics) in your response to this question. Underline the term/concept in your response.
- How does the setting in “A Family Supper” develop the story and add to the tension? Discuss specific passages in the story to develop your response. Use at least one concept from Ch. 4 or the notes on setting in the module (look at the terms in bold and italics) in your response to this question. Underline the term/concept in your response.
- What point of view is used in “A Rose for Emily”? How is this important to the story’s themes? Use Ch. 2 or the notes on point of view in the module.
Length: One page (about 250 words) total (not for each question)
Worth: 7 points
Respond in a structured, focused response. This isn’t a free-write in which you just jot down thoughts. Write clear, grammatical sentences, in coherent paragraphs, and use an appropriate tone. Your response should show that you are familiar with the texts. Do not offer a long summary or background information unless it is related to the question.
RESPONSE POST (due 9/5):
Respond to at least one classmate’s post with a thoughtful comment. You are not limited to praise or agreement. If something needs to be pointed out, do it in a polite but clear way. Avoid irrelevant comments; focus on the texts and the classmate’s ideas. Avoid vague comments like “I agree” or “Good work.”
Note: Avoid posting blank or “test” posts. If you are unclear about the instructions or having trouble, contact me before posting.
Length: ~ 35 words
Worth: 3 points