Laws of Great Migration

In: English and Literature

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Tisha Brady, Instructor
English 101
Spring 2010
(614) 783-0546 tbrady@cscc.edu ESSAY 2: Lens of Perception
Notes

Similar to your second writing response, Essay Two is also about the lens of perception. As individuals, we filter all the information that we receive through the “lens” of human perception. Although we all might be viewing the same thing, it is possible that we will all have a different interpretation of what occurred. In Essay Two you will select a text and write a review.

A review provides critical evaluation of the subject through commentary. Your review will allow you to enter into a dialogue and discussion with the author and with your audience. You should offer agreement or disagreement with the writer’s work and identify what may be lacking in the text such as specific knowledge, organization, etc.

How will you interpret the text and how does your background shape your understanding of the topic? Can you convince your reader of your interpretation of the text?

Your review should include the following information:

1. Name of author, text and theme

2. A concise summary of the content which includes relevant descriptions of the topic, its overall perspective, argument, or purpose.

3. A description of the author’s point of view/lens of perception

4. Note any political, social, historical or cultural context in which the work is written.

5. Offer your interpretation of the text and support your interpretation

Here are some questions that you might ask yourself as you are seeking to interpret the text and place it in perspective:

➢ What is the main thesis or argument of the text? ▪ What idea did the author want you to take away from the text? ▪ Did the author achieve his goal? ▪ How does it compare to your lens of perception about…...

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