For the first official discussion board post, I am asking you to write a 250 word summary of our first reading, “Why Go to College?” US News & World Reports June 17, 2019 By Emma Kerr. For your convenience, I am re-posting the link to the article that appears on the syllabus for our class here:
Before you post, you might want to watch the video about summarizing that is also available on the syllabus and, again, reposted here for your convenience:
In your 250 words, you want to make sure you:
1. Include details from the entire article, not just the beginning and end.
2. Make an effort to identify the main point--the thesis, the main argument of the essay--or, in other words, what you think the writer wants you to know from reading the article.
3. If there are parts of the article that confuse you, you can write about that.
4. Keep your post to 250 words. Anyone can summarize anything if you can use as many words as you want.
Click on the "comment" button in the top right. Fill out the few pieces of info the form asks for, cut and paste your 250 words into the dialogue box.
**You don't need to respond to your colleagues for this post.
***I will serve as the "respondent" for this post.
ENGL 102 Winter 2021/22
Use this space as a discussion board. Questions about what to do? Read the prompts for each assignment and read the Discussion Board Assignment Page for info on evaluation.