Assessment #3: Analyzing Sources

Vector graphic of a bound journal with penNow that you’ve got an initial topic and viewpoint in mind, choose ONE source from among our readings that gives you helpful information to support your topic and viewpoint.

Write an assessment that includes any or all of the following:

  • questions you had while reading
  • emotional reactions to the text
  • key terms that seem important to you
  • what you think the thesis or main idea of this source is
  • what you think the intended audience for this source is
  • how effective you think this source is
  • anything else that comes to mind

This is an informal assignment.  Your writing can be in complete sentences, or bullet points or fragments, as you see appropriate.  Editing isn’t vital for this work, though it should be proofread to the point that obvious typos or misspellings are addressed and corrected.  Target word count is 150-300 words for this entry.

You do not have to cite it with MLA or APA citation, though you are welcome to if you want the practice.