This paper is an opportunity to extend your analytical skills to a longer, more detailed, and rigorous argument.In this essay, you will perform a close reading of a text (any readings from the Cisneros book).Literary analyses asks you to read texts critically and carefully.
Secondary sources can be a book or article that discusses the text you are discussing; discusses a theory related to the argument you are making; discusses the social and historical context of the text you are discussing.
When you use secondary sources, be sure to show how they relate to your thesis.
The particular flavor of these podcasts will be the jurisdiction of each group; groups can hone their podcasting aesthetic between episodes or completely transform this aesthetic from episode to episode, but consider developing a consistent theme or stylistic approach.
This will allow you to pre-plan your podcasting workflow, making the production of multiple episodes more efficient and less time-consuming.
These assignments are of varying shapes, sizes, textures, and tastes.
These tasks are straight-forward, but never simple because they require critical engagement with fiction, film and culture.
While the details, patterns, anomalies, and binaries you notice are important as evidence, your thesis and paragraph claims should be focused on the ideas that the text is communicating.
Identifying the ideas will be the challenging part, because doing so requires moving beyond the details to significance (or the so what question).
~250-700 words 4 GROUP Podcast Episodes – working in groups of 2-3 people, you will complete four episodes of a podcast on “Literary Analysis” covering the texts we talk about in the classroom as well as those outside of class.
These podcasts can be critical, comical, investigative, moving, or otherwise.