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Annotation Worksheets Due Sunday by 11:59pm.
We’re about to start to delve into the readings for Essay 1 which we are starting this week. When you are reading I want to you catalogue your own responses and observations (part of the annotation process) and look closely and consider the following:

What kind of stories is the author sharing?
Why do you think he or she chose to share those specific stories? What is his or her purpose?
What do you think is the result of the author being so open about those experiences? What is your reaction to reading those specific stories in the moment? What do you feel as you read them? (Particularly focus on what makes those stories effective or not effective compared to others.)

To start our Essay 1 unit, we are reading this week: “Where Did That Name Come From?” by Baratunde Thurston and “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas.
Thurston, Baratunde. “Where Did That Name Come From?”
Vargas, Jose Antonio. “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.”

These readings focus on the authors’ relationship with language as well as their place in society. After you have read and annotated both pieces, please submit an annotation worksheet which I have supplied.
You can submit one combined annotation worksheet with the information from each work, or submit a separate worksheet for each piece.
To receive full credit, you must fill out the entire worksheet. Notice: the Annotation Worksheet Template has been updated.

Once again, the following readings for the week are located in our class reader:“Where Did That Name Come From?” from How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston“My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas

Happy Reading!
Click here for the the Annotation Worksheet Template in .pdf format.
 
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