Textbook reading assignments: Chapter 2, Reading for the Central Idea, Pages 41-61
I. After reading the following articles, write a sentence that briefly summarizes the central idea for each.
Jailbreak Marriage – Gail Sheehy, Pages 46-48
How to Stay Alive – Art Hoppe, Pages 48-49
II. After reading the following essays:
a. Underline or highlight the thesis statement and topic sentence.
b. Re-read and annotate each reading for important points.
Ordinary People Produce Extraordinary Results – Paul Rogart Loeb, Pages 53-56
Not-So–So Secret Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones – Alan Greenblatt, Pages 56-59
Killing Women: A Pop-Music Tradition – John Tradition, Pages 59-61