Purpose of the Paper
Your purpose is to clearly understand, summarize, and analyze by:
  1. deciding on the effectiveness of the article (does the author make a convincing argument? does he or she have a convincing argument but organizes the article in such a way that it's not effective? etc.)
  2. arguing for, against, (or both), certain claims the author makes (do you agree/disagree and why?)
  3. interpreting and reflecting on the text (i.e. "When Coleman writes that all fat people are 'outed' it made me think about other ways people can be outed also.") Choose one of these approaches for your essay. Refer to your class notes on format, and please, talk to me or visit the writing center (bring this assignment sheet) if you have questions.