How does the article start? Does the beginning grab the reader’s attention? Why or why not?
The article starts with a rhetorical question stating “What’s not to love about Flushing?” The rhetorical start for a debate, presentation, or essay acts as a prominent attention grabber by the author. Garber’s use of rhetoric start for this article surely grabs the attention of the reader. As a reader, I am compelled to think about the positive aspects of Flushing.
What is the first paragraph talking about? How is it related to the topic?
The first paragraph opens with a rhetorical question compelling the reader to think about the positive qualities of Flushing which attracts the visitors. Garber dedicates the first paragraph of his essay to the prominent attributes of Flushing supermarket. These prominent attributes include true Chinese culture, affordable prices. Main St. of Flushing supermarket resembles Manhattan Street. Furthermore, Flushing supermarket provides easy accessibility towards two airports, major expressways, twenty bus lines, and a train station. The availability of Burger King shows the emulsification of American-Chinese culture.
What is the thesis statement of the article? If you can find it, please write it down.
Thesis Statement: if you are looking for insights into Chinese-American culture, there isn’t a better place to start than a Flushing Supermarket.
Does the thesis statement make a good argument about the topic? Why or why not?
Flushing supermarket is a hub of American-Chinese culture, fresh food product, and reasonable prices. The thesis statement contributes to a prime argument by Scott Garber presented in the essay. Garber emphasizes on the deep insight into American-Chinese culture. The prominent feature of Chinese culture is fresh food products at affordable prices. These are some of the few reasons for the constant crowd in Flushing.
Is there a topic sentence for EACH body paragraph? If you could identify any, please underline it.
There is only 1 topic sentence identified in the introductory paragraph. The body paragraphs are written sequentially with no definite topic sentence.
- There are eight body paragraphs in the article. Discuss what each of the body paragraphs focuses on.
- 1st body paragraph: This paragraph emphasizes the history of the origin of Flushing. It focuses on the evolution of Flushing.
- 2nd body paragraph: Garber mentions the interview of a customer emphasizing the affordable prices of Flushing.
- 3rd body paragraph: Reflection of Chinese culture in the food selection of this market
- 4th body paragraph: The growing volume of the crowd in Flushing supermarket
- 5th body paragraph: Garber’s first visit to Golden City supermarket. The crowd forced him to pay for another visit.
- 6th body paragraph: Garber’s second visit to Golden City to interview the employee. This time Garber has a friendly conversation with the employees.
- 7th body paragraph: The conversations with the Chinese employees are further elaborated.
- 8th body paragraph: An interview with a customer is mentioned who gives her reasons to visit Golden City. Garber observes the families in the supermarket.
How does the article move from one paragraph to the next? Is there any connection? Explain.
The writer uses an essay structure to pen down his visit to Flushing. He uses introductory and concluding paragraphs. He elaborates the article (Paragraph wise) by providing positive aspects of Flushing, history of Flushing, his visit to Flushing, Golden city supermarket visit, and conclusion. All these paragraphs are interlinked.
Which paragraph(s) talks about the writer’s observations of the place he visits? What does the writer say?
In the 6th paragraph, the writer talks about visiting the Golden city supermarket on Saturday. It is the only place available with English translation in Flushing. The produce section is filled with a crowd. An elaborate description of the produce section is given in this paragraph. Garber could not get the chance to talk to any employee because of the crowd.
Which paragraph(s) discusses the interview(s)? How does the writer describe the interview(s)?
In the 7th paragraph, the writer discusses the interviews he conducted during his second visit to Golden City. The employees at the market were very friendly. However, the language barrier created some difficulties for the interview.
What are the differences between the two visits the writer pays? Please describe each visit.
The amount of crowd is the major difference between the two visits Garber pays to Golden City market. At the first visit, he does not get the chance to talk to any employee because of the crowd. However, Garber went at night for the second visit. This time he easily interviewed the employees. At the night only rotten and damaged fresh food was available.
Is there any paragraph that summarizes the reasons why it is worth shopping in this supermarket? If yes, what does that paragraph say?
The concluding paragraph is the crux of the whole article. In the concluding paragraph, Garber summarizes all the reasons to visit Flushing. He states that Flushing Supermarkets are a hub of bargain hunter’s paradise, fresh food produce, and Chinese culture.
How does the writer conclude the article? Is the any connection between the concluding paragraph and the introductory one? Why is there a need for such a connection?
The writer concludes the respective article on the positive attributes of Flushing supermarket. Garber encourages readers to visit Flushing. There is an evident connection between the introductory and the concluding paragraph which is essential for effective writing.
Does the writer prove his argument? Briefly explain how.
Scott Garber proves his argument in favor of Flushing supermarket. He incorporates other researches with his conducted interviews in Golden City. In this way, he proves his perceptions favoring Flushing supermarket.
Can you underline all the in-text citations? Are they relevant to the writer’s point? How do you know? Explain.
- Colin Goh (Chinese American) states “Flushing was not always like this, Flushing of course was not always a Chinese enclave. Originally named Vlissingen when New York was still a Dutch colony…….The Taiwanese followed in successive years by immigrants from all over China”
- Brendan McGovern & John Fraizier state “despite the general growth of Asian population, data from the 2010 census, when compared to 2000 census reveals almost a doubling of Chinese population in downtown Flushing”
- Cantonese American Journalist writes in New York Times “Live fish means that enough men are buying to make the trouble of caring for the sea food worthwhile….a recently arriver population desiring for fresh food, some of it still swimming-not usually seen in a corer grocery”
- Tina Wang writes in her article “since opening in early July on Kissena boulevard about a mile from main street, the Golden City supermarket has attracted crowds of shoppers not only from main street but also from nearby Asian American communities.”
The above-mentioned in-text citations are validating Garber’s point of view regarding the Flushing supermarket in his article.
What does the writer do to the Works Cited page? Why is this page necessary? Explain.
The Work cited page is important for every research study to provide the resources for all the researches, books, articles and internet sources used in the paper. The writer Scott Garber incorporates the Works Cited page in his article to validate his perceptions related to Flushing supermarket by providing the resource of other studies used in Flushing.