Some questions to consider in preparation for our discussion in class:
- How is the article structured? Examples:
- as a personal story or stories,
- narrative of an event,
- essay (series of arguments advocating an idea or point of view),
- analysis with bullet points,
Given the structure as you’ve described it, list the segments of the article
Summarize or paraphrase each segment of the article
Is there a ‘take-away’? (One point that the author wants you to remember?) If yes, please describe.
Is there another thing you will remember, in addition or instead, a week or so from now?
What are three good discussion points that the article brings up? Anything that made you think or question?
Did you notice anything illogical in the article's arguments? Do you have information that tends to contradict or supplement the info or perspective in the article?
Describe the voice and register (formal, informal, personal, or others -- see list here).
Some of the more interesting, helpful, or obscure phrases in this text:
catch the eye
stand in the way
forge a relationship
feature (verb), featured
in equal parts
all manner of
painstaking, painstakingly, take pains
spur on, spurred on
dog paddle, dog-paddling
get one's tongue around
in tandem with
come to the fore
push his (her) buttons
a recipe for happiness