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Mid-Term: Close Reading Assignment (20%)
Instructions: Perform an analysis on the following article:
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Your analysis should consider both what the text is saying and how the message is
being expressed. Your close reading should be double spaced, in 12 point font, no
less than 2.5 pages and no more than 3.5 pages. You will be evaluated on the
following basis: plausibility of interpretation and analysis of the text; structure of a
argument; and writing (spelling, grammer and style). This paper is due October 10 th.
Students are required to submit a hard copy in class and en e-version to
Points to consider as you construct your analytical essay:
Start by underlining or highlighting key words and phrases. Note anything that
strikes you as surprising or significant, or that raises questions. It is a good idea to
make notes in that margins.
Look for patterns in the things you have noticed about the text: repitions,
Ask questions about the patterns you have noticed, espcially how and why (and so
Whats at stake? Why is the author so motivated to write about this subject?
Does the author use a represenative example to focus his/her examniation of a
larger issue? How? Why?
Organize and come up with an overall argument about what you think the text
means. Explain HOW that meaning is made (by linking your claims to evidence
found in the text)
Warning: Do not produce a plot summary, a simple observation or a list of ideas
from the text. You need to make claims and arguments about how the passage
Remember: The authors subject is not your subject. The authors article is your
subject. Produce an analysis of the text. DO NOT produce your own essay on the
authors subject matter or engage in an argument with the article using your own
opinon . Stay analytical. Important: This is NOT a research assignment. The only evidence you will use to
support your claims is your analysis of the text