Wednesday, May 30, 2012

YouTube Reading Journal

Select a YouTube video that will be the topic of your third essay.  Post the URL, and answer these questions:

For whom is the video?  As specifically as possible define the audience of the video.  YouTube itself keeps statistics on age, nation, and gender.  Consider also sexuality, race, socioeconomic class, immigration status, religion, and formal education.  Note that all of these different categories shift when they cross cultural and national boundaries.

What are the needs and desires of this audience?  How is this audience developing?

How does the video attend to these needs and desires?  You might consider aspects of the video such as form, structure, rhythm, visuality, and genre.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Essay 2: Sources

Post at least two sources for your essay in the form of an MLA works cited entry and briefly explain the relevance of the two sources to your question.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Essay 2 topic, question, and thesis

What is your topic (more specific than "immigration")?

What is the question that your essay answers?

What is your current thesis?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

What is a question that you would like to answer about one of the points in the proposal for immigration reform from the op-ed by David Bacon?  Here is a link to the op-ed: 
"Better Options Needed for Immigration Reform"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Reading Journal for Defining America

Here are the steps for your journal entry:
  • Select a chapter from Defining America other than the introduction, prologue, or epilogue.
  • Read the chapter and identify the thesis.  Refer to people who previously posted about your chapter.
  • State why you selected this chapter and relate your reason to the main points from the chapter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Points of comparison between your educational experience and Yang's experience

Please write in the comments below comparisons and contrasts between your own educational experiences and Yang's educational experiences.  Keep in mind that educational experiences refer to both formal (school) education and informal education (from friends, family, media, and other sources that give us information about the world and how we live in the world).  Please provide page number citations in parentheses when you refer to The Latehomecomer.


Who are you?  What is something about you that you would like people to know or that you think might be interesting to some people?