Outlining and Comparing Three Online Stories

A.  Find a work of non-fiction. It can take the form of a newspaper or magazine article or editorial, a biography or autobiography, or a website dedicated to a person or event. Locate one or two paragraphs from your chosen text that reveal the author’s subjectivity.

1.  Utilize the concept of subjectivity as it is defined in this course to address the following points (suggested length: 2-3 paragraphs):

•  Explain what the author’s subjectivity is.
•  Explain how that subjectivity has influenced the opinion the author expresses in the nonfiction work.
•  Support your analysis with specific examples illustrating the author’s subjectivity (for example, the author’s word choice, tone, style, choice of supporting argument, and/or use of evidence).

Note: Submit a copy of the 1 or 2 paragraphs you are analyzing with your task! (Add these paragraphs after your reference list and label them clearly, so that it is easy to tell which parts of the task you wrote and which are your chosen paragraphs.)
B.  Explain how an aspect of your personal subjectivity might conflict with your responsibilities as a teacher, including the following points(suggested length: 1 page):

•  Identify an aspect of your subjectivity that might cause conflict in the classroom.
•  Use a specific example of conflict between your subjectivity and an aspect of the required curriculum or a conflict between your subjectivity and a student’s subjectivity.
•  Explain how you will set aside your subjectivity in order to keep it from negatively affecting how you teach and/or interact with your students.

C.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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