In the chart below, list all the reading you have done in the last week. Include both “school” and “out-of-school” reading. Include at least three items in the chart but no more than seven. Try to list as many texts as you can think of, no matter how short and unimportant they might seem. This could include web sites, directions, books, magazines, school schedules, a syllabus, etc. Now, fill out the chart below by answering the following questions.
- What was your purpose in reading each of those texts? Did you read for information, to pass a test, for enjoyment, to decide on a product you wanted to buy, and so on? Or, did you read to figure out some complex problem that keeps you awake at night?
- You have probably come up with a list of different purposes. How did each of those purposes influence your reading strategies? Did you take notes or try to memorize what you read? How long did it take you to read different texts? Did you begin at the beginning and read till you reached the end, or did you browse some texts? Consider the time of day you were reading. Consider even whether some texts tired you out or whether you thought they were “boring.” Why?
- What did you do with the results of your reading? Did you use them for some practical purpose, such as buying a new product or finding directions, or did you use them for a less practical purpose, such as understanding some topic better or learning something about yourself and others?
|Name of Text Read||For school (yes or no)?||What was your purpose in reading each of those texts?||What reading strategies did you use?||How long did it take you to read different texts?||Did you find any of the texts boring? Why?||What did you do with the results of your reading?|
|Life 4.0||NO||I read the reviews and introduction of the book because one of my friend referred it so I wanted to take a look over it.||I thoroughly read all the content.||1 hour||No. it was really interesting||I decided to read the whole book|
|The book thief||NO||This is the book that I am actually reading so read the first chapter this week.||Since it is a book so to get maximum out of it, I thoroughly read the book and make some highlights over interesting lies.||2 hours||Not at all.||I made notes and now will move to the next chapter|
|Fortune 500||NO||I watched a video about Elon Musk on Facebook and then searched for Tesla and came to the website of Forbes where I then decided to know about the Fortune 500 companies.||I just skimmed through the names and regions of the different companies||10 minutes||It was very informative||The information is very useful and I can use it in my analysis of big companies|
Assignment After You Read Chapter One
Read the title of the following article and answer the first question in the chart below before you read the article: “What Is a ‘Close Friend?’” by Emilia Petrarca.
Then go to this link and read the article: https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/instagram-close-friends.html#_ga=2.61762796.1106618612.1566176428-1906564451.1566176428&_gac=1.12345856.1566176445.EAIaIQobChMI2pnw6t2N5AIVpB-tBh33MQqmEAAYASABEgJIavD_BwE
After reading the article, fill in the rest of the following chart based on the critical reading information you read about in the chapter.
|Predict what a text will be about.||It is a discussion about who are the close friends|
|What is the author doing?||He is relating the information with her own life.|
|How well is the author doing it?
What are the author’s claim(s) (a claim is what the author says is true)?
|Author has provided some examples from her life and made very logical claims about who really are not the best friends.|
|What is the evidence (evidence is what the author offers to support what they say is true)?||She relates to the deceptive definitions of social media definition of friends and close firmed and that, one can easily agree are very deceptive.|
|What are the assumptions (assumptions are what the author says is true or will happen without giving any support)?||Instagram close friends are not really close.|
|How else could the author have written this piece?||She can relate to research studies.|
|What other kinds of evidence could have been used?||Research papers and examples from the experience of other people.|
|What difference would that other evidence make?|
|How has the author constructed his argument?||Relating to her personal life|
|How effective is the introduction? Why might the author have started the piece with this paragraph?||Introduction is effective|
|Are the main ideas supported by solid evidence?||yes|
|What evidence does the author use? Is it effective? Useful? Can you think of other evidence?||The evidence is effective but need more evidence to reach a particular conclusion|
|Is the author biased or neutral? How do you know?||She is biased.|
|Does the conclusion effectively tie the argument together? Could you draw a different conclusion from this evidence?||No, I would also draw the same conclusion|
|What kind of language is used? How would you describe the author’s style?||Style is really engaging and effective|
|How is the piece organized?||yes|
|What seemed important or surprising?||We should redefine who are the close friends|
|What were you wondering about when you finished reading?||Are my close friends being actually close?|
|What did the author hope to accomplish in writing this text?||To make us think about our friends|
|Did he or she achieve that purpose?||Yes|
|What remains unresolved in your mind?||What is the role of social media in making our perceptions about our friends?|