Appendix 5: Schroedel - "Nora Quealey"
(as a group, discuss the following)
(think about this individually):
- 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?
- Who is Schroedel's audience? Who is she writing to primarily?
- What is Schroedel's purpose? Is her purpose the same as Nora Quealey's? Why do you think Schroedel chose to interview Quealey?
- Is Schroedel trying to argue for/against something? convince? inform? Is she successful?
- Is it more difficult to agree/disagree with an interview? Why or why not?
- Do you think Schroedel presents her article well? Why or why not?
- Can you identify with Quealey? Is there any area of your life in which you can relate?
*Save these worksheets and any notes you take to hand in with your final draft.
- What is it about this article that made you want to write about it for your paper? Why?
- What kind of rhetorical approach do you think you might take? (agree/disagree, interpret/reflect, analyze the effectiveness of the argument) Why?
- What kinds of examples will you provide to support your point of view?
- Do you think a block style or point-by-point approach will be more effective