READ THE PDF AND WRITE AN ANALYSIS BY FOLLOWING THE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
The Assignment, Step-by-Step
First, introduce the reading and author and the year the text was written, and provide a short summary as to what the reading covers, as well as what the thesis or argument is. This should be in your own words.
- INTRODUCE THE CONCEPT:
Second, identify 1 major concept or point from the reading. What is this concept? Summarize it briefly as you understand it
- EVIDENCE AND QUOTES:
Third, provide evidence (in the form of at least 2 direct quotes) that you think best explains the concept (use sentence starters like “For instance/for example/___ explains this concept as one that…”/”This concept is best understood through ____’s explanation that…” etc; these quotes need to be contexualized and incorporated into your own sentences rather than just dropped in as standalone sentences). Then, explain what the quote means in 1-2 sentences! (“What ___ means by this is that…”/”In other words, ___ means that…”/”Put differently, the concept of ___ explains how…”). Don’t worry if you’re fully correct or if you’re really unsure about your analysis. Just do the very best that you can.
- USE VALUE TO INTERSECTIONALITY:
Fourth, explain how this reading helps us understand intersectionality. What new information does it provide? What stood out to you and why?
- LAYPERSON EXAMPLE:
Fifth, provide a metaphor or accessible example not from the reading or lecture that helps explain the concept from the reading you’re focused on to someone unfamiliar with the concept. This can be 1-3 sentences and should be accessible to someone who hasn’t read the reading. You can be as creative as you like! Draw a picture, make/steal a meme, compare the theory to a B-rated film…whatever you want.
- THEORY APPLICATION:
Sixth, describe, in 1-2 sentences, what real-world situations, or what book/film/video game/narrative you think this concept is particularly relevant to. In other words, how would you make use of this concept? Where can you see applying it outside this text?
Briefly identify, based on the evaluation guidelines above, what grade range you were aiming for while completing the assignment. (eg. “I completed ___, ___, and ___, but didn’t complete ___ as I was just aiming for a ___ grade.”)