Clarification on the expectations of the assignment were discussed in-class and can be found below:
Summarize: To give a brief statement of the main points of a text.
- Do not simply bulletpoint the main ideas. Instead, write the summary as a cohesive paragraph with a strong topic sentence and provide supporting details.
- You should also include properly cited quotations when appropriate.
- You should put the majority of the summary in your own words, but you may also use quotations in a summary when appropriate.
Analyze: To examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of.
- Your analysis should revolve around an arguable thesis statement and be supported by appropriate concrete details.
- For this assignment, assume that you are writing a two-chunk theme analysis on the section of Walden that you were assigned.
- Your ideas in this section must be original and in your own words.
Connection: A relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
- Where do we still see Thoreau’s ideas at play in the modern world?
- Make and explain connections that are personal, societal, or a combination of the two.
- A bullet-pointed list of two-three connections is required.