I’m trying to learn for my Writing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
These are a 150-200-word summary of a reading followed by a 150-200 word focused response to that reading. Note that your response should be more than saying an article is “great,” or “fascinating,” or “I didn’t like it.” These are all responses, and, as such, a valid, even essential, part of your understanding. But such responses don’t help illuminate the subject for anyone – even you – if you haven’t explained how you arrived at your conclusions.
Read ch.1 and ch.2 of Performing Prose (referred to as PP from now on). Read Lessons #1 and #2 in Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace