Appendix 5: Schroedel - "Nora Quealey"

(as a group, discuss the following)

  1. Since this essay is actually an interview, how is its point-of-view different from the other essays we've read? Is the author speaking for herself or for someone else? How does that change the way you will approach your summary/response essay?
  2. Who is Schroedel's audience? Who is she writing to primarily?
  3. What is Schroedel's purpose? Is her purpose the same as Nora Quealey's? Why do you think Schroedel chose to interview Quealey?
  4. Is Schroedel trying to argue for/against something? convince? inform? Is she successful?
  5. Is it more difficult to agree/disagree with an interview? Why or why not?
  6. Do you think Schroedel presents her article well? Why or why not?
  7. Can you identify with Quealey? Is there any area of your life in which you can relate?
(think about this individually): *Save these worksheets and any notes you take to hand in with your final draft.