Daily Homework

Homework for Wednesday, April 23

For Wednesday, please read the following article: I Met A Convicted Serial Killer, And He Made Me Feel More Loved Than Anyone Else In My Life. No written response is required, but come to class prepared to discuss!

Daily Homework

Homework for Monday, April 14

For Monday, read the following blog post, Cockblocking Rapists Is A Moral Obligation; or, How To Stop Rape Right Now by Thomas and write a one-page response.

Does the author make a convincing case that there is a problem? If yes, how? If no, why not? What does he offer as a possible solution? Do you think this is a good solution? Support all of your claims with evidence from the text.

Daily Homework, Unit 4, Unit Guidelines

Homework for Wednesday, April 2

Here are the assignment guidelines for Unit 4: EXTENDED, SOURCE-BASED, ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH ESSAY

For homework, please read them carefully and make a note of anything that’s unclear so we can go over it in class on Wednesday.

Also for Wednesday, please read this editorial, Teens Having Sex At Home: Should Parents Allow It or Forbid It? and write a one-page response. What is the author’s opinion on this question? How does she support her opinion? Use quotations as evidence.

Daily Homework

Homework for Friday, March 21

For Friday, read the following article: You Don’t Know It, But Women See Gender Bias in Your Job Postings by Stephen Shearman. There is no written response required, but we will be doing an activity with this in class, so please be prepared.

Also, for your own research topic, please answer the following:

3) What kinds of venues of publication have the writers that you have selected preferred, and which venues seem to provide the most reliable information?

4) When did most writers you have selected publish on this topic — is the debate relatively new, or has it been ongoing?

Your answers should be about 2 pages long, double-spaced. Remember to use evidence from the sources to support what you say!


Article: Why an African-American Director Wouldn’t Have Cast Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave

In honor of the Oscars last night and Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o, here’s an article on skin-color bias in Hollywood casting — one of the places where gender and race issues intersect:

Why an African-American Director Wouldn’t Have Cast Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave: If Afro-Brit Steve McQueen hadn’t made the Oscar-nominated film, a lighter-skinned actress might have been cast in the role of Patsey.