Due: Final copy of Paper #1 In-class: Forum Analysis of Popular Periodical
Due: Read Chapter 2: Summarizing--specific pages TBA Reading Journal--summary of currently controversial issue In-class: Discussion & exercises
Due: Read Chapter 6: Analyzing--specific pages TBA Forum Analysis of TV show
In-class: Graded Paper #1 Returned; Audience discussion & exercise
Due: Reading Journals (Weeks 1-3 = 3 entries) Rough Draft of Paper #2
In-class: Peer Review of Paper #2
Due: Final Draft of Paper #2
As you begin work this semester on your reading journal assignments, you should be gaining familiarity with the leading scholarly journals in your field. For this second paper, you will be asked to conduct a Forum Analysis of the top journal in your field--the journal that merits the highest amount of respect and credibility from scholars in your discipline.
The basic outline for the Forum Analysis can be found on page 8 of your English 145 PIPS Packet. Us these questions to generate an insightful look at your selected journal. As with all major papers for this class, this paper must be properly formatted and in paragraph form. DO NOT SIMPLY TURN IN A 3-PARAGRAPH LIST OF ANSWERS TO THE 3 SECTIONS OF THE FORUM ANALYSIS QUESTIONS. These questions should serve merely as a guide that leads you to make an in-depth analysis of your own. Think about the kinds of issues they ask you to look at and build your essay around these areas. You should not isolate answers in the order they appear on the Forum Analysis sheet. Remember, the essay is to focus on the journal as a whole, not just one or two articles. Read through a recent issue of the journal, and then produce an analysis of it from front to back.
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