For this discussion, complete one main post (1A and 1B) and two peer responses.
For full participation credit, posts must occur on three or more days during the active week. First post should occur on or before Wednesday. See rubric for full assessment of discussion posts.
Post #1A After reading one of the two selections listed below, answer the following questions. (minimum 250 words)
What is the central point (thesis) of the piece?
Does the author provide evidence for his opinion? If so, cite an areas where evidence is used to support the main argument.
Is the counterargument presented? Cite an area where the opposing view is addressed.
Alina Tugend’s “Multitasking can make you lose…um…Focus” Pages 779 – 783
Sarah Dzubay’s “An Outbreak of the Irrational” pp 808- 813
Watch VideoAlternative Math | Short Film
User: n/a – Added: 9/19/17
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh3Yz3PiXZw
Post #1B After watching the video, “Alternative Math” answer the following questions:
What is the writer/director’s goal in making this film?
What is the tone of the piece? Who do think is the intended audience?
Describe your reaction to the piece. Not whether you liked it or not, but whether you agree or disagree with the premise. Does it have any relationship to current affairs? If so how?
How do you know if a source is reliable?
For Your Peer Responses: Comment on one of your peer’s posts on the readings, and a different peer’s response to the video.
For full participation credit, a minimum of three posts must occur on three or more days during the active week.
First post should occur on or before Wednesday.
All posts should include word count. Initial post should be 250 words minimum and peer responses should be 150 words minimum.
Posts discussing written texts should include quotes with APA in-text citation and reference.
See Discussion Rubric for full assessment of discussion posts.