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Reading Reflections

 

This assignment gives you a chance to look back on the reading you did already this week and to get ready for the next section of reading. It's meant to be a very quick assignment that transitions you from one chunk of reading into the next. You will write up a VERY SHORT BLOG POST (just 150 words or so) in which you look both backward and forward:

 

  • Looking Backward. A good way to look back on the first chunk of reading is to review your notes and/or to read through the Reading Guide again (see the table below for links to all the Reading Guides). Think about which characters made the biggest impression on you and what events in the plot really stayed in your memory. 

 

  • Looking Forward. In order to get ready for the reading to come, formulate some questions in your mind. What events in the plot need resolution? What are the tensions between the characters that could drive the plot forward? Do you want/need to use some reading strategies that are different from what you did earlier in the week? 

 

Please write out your thoughts in a blog post that is a minimum of 150 words in length. Make sure you do a spellcheck and a word count, and please proofread your post by reading it out loud. You need to include the words "Reflections for Week ___" in the title you give to the post ("Reflections for Week 2," etc.). You don't need to include an image but if you want to include an image, that's great! Since this is a short post, you don't need to include the usual proofreading checklist.

 

After you finish this post, make sure to do the Gradebook Declaration, and then you are ready to move on to the next chunk of reading for the week. Although the second reading quiz is not due until Thursday, I would recommend that you get started on the reading now, even if you just do part of it. Take notes, and that way you will have notes ready to review when you finish up the reading and take the quiz.

 

Using the Reading Guides. You may want to read through the next Reading Guide or you may prefer not to. That's a matter of personal choice: some people like to get an overview of what is coming, while other people prefer to keep more of the element of suspense. I would definitely recommend rereading the Reading Guide for the Tuesday reading now, but whether you want to look at the Reading Guide for Thursday now is up to you!

  

Week 8 and Week 15: These are review weeks for each epic, with no new reading. Instead, for your Reflections post this week please COMPARE and CONTRAST the Narayan and Buck versions of the epics, what you liked and did not like about each version, which one made the biggest impression on you and why, etc. 

 

Here is the text of the Reading Reflections Declaration:

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

I have published a blog post with the words "Reflections for Week ___" in the title (fill in the correct week number).

My post is a MINIMUM of 150 WORDS LONG.

I have SPELLCHECKED and PROOFREAD the post.

 

Here is a table to give you quick access to all the Reading Guides:

 

Reading A Week 2: Narayan's Ramayana Reading B
Reading A Week 3: Narayan's Ramayana Reading B
Reading A Week 4: Buck's Ramayana Reading B
Reading A Week 5: Buck's Ramayana Reading B
Reading A Week 6: Buck's Ramayana Reading B
Reading A Week 7: Buck's Ramayana Reading B
Review Narayan Week 8: Ramayana Review Review Buck
Reading A Week 9: Narayan's Mahabharata Reading B
Reading A Week 10: Narayan's Mahabharata Reading B
Reading A Week 11: Buck's Mahabharata Reading B
Reading A Week 12: Buck's Mahabharata Reading B
Reading A Week 13: Buck's Mahabharata Reading B
Reading A Week 14: Buck's Mahabharata Reading B
Review Narayan Week 15: Mahabharata Review Review Buck

 

This assignment is inspired by the god Brahma with his faces looking in different directions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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