Your assignment for Tuesday is to read “America Skips School” and write a 2-3 page response (double-spaced, MLA format, 1-inch margins, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman). This will be worth 50 points and due at the beginning of class.
Your response should focus on how Barber makes his argument. First, define Barber’s central argument. Then, locate Barber’s secondary or supporting points. Along the way, ask yourself:
These are just a few questions to get you started. Obviously, I do not expect you to answer all of them. Use this analysis as a way to build your own repertoire of “moves” that you can draw upon when crafting your own argumentative essay. Do your best tear apart, break down, unpack, and analyze “America Skips School.” Pay attention to every word and each minor detail. Think like a surgeon.