Module 1 Think Deep

In this module, you selected your reading. If you have access to a printer, you may want to print your reading so you can take notes to help capture your reactions. Highlight specific lines, passages, or words that stick out to you and note any thoughts you might have about them. This method is an active reading technique that is highly effective when analyzing a piece of writing. You will learn more about active reading in Module Two.

Earlier in this module, you were introduced to literal reading, where you take a piece at face value without breaking down its components to study it further. In this assignment, you will do a literal reading of the article that you have selected. The goal here is to get to know the selected reading. This step will be the first one of the critical analysis essay project that you will complete this term.

Revisit the library guide to read, download, and optionally print a copy of your selected text.

Assignment Guidelines and Rubric
Please note, this assignment will be submitted via Brightspace.

Be certain to check the library guide for examples of your assignment.

Overview
In this assignment, you will do a literal reading of the reading you selected in this module. This step will be the first one of the critical analysis essay project that you will complete this term.

Prompt
Now that you have read your piece and have taken some notes, address the prompts below.

Note: Remember to cite any works you use in your assignment. You will not be graded on the citations; the purpose is just to make certain you are practicing using citations. Refer to the guides under guidelines for submission for more information on citations.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

What article for your term-long critical analysis project? List the title and author.
An author’s purpose or goal is their reason for writing a work. Based on a literal reading of your selected article, what do you believe is the author’s purpose?
What pieces of evidence from the text led you to arrive at that decision?
An author’s audience is the group or groups of people who are being addressed in the reading. What audience do you believe the author is writing for in your selected article? What potential challenges does the author face when addressing their purpose with this audience?
Guidelines for Submission
Save your work in a Word document and include a page with references. It must be written in MLA or APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.

This assignment will be submitted in Brightspace.

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