Think about potential final project ideas as you read and take notes

PURPOSE:
I want to see that you read and actually thought about the readings
Think about potential final project ideas as you read and take notes – what will be helpful for you to go back to when you need to write your essay?
CONTENT:
You must answer 2 (or more) of the following prompts:
Pick something from the reading that resonated with you. What was it? Why?
Pick something from your daily life or from popular culture/news that resonated with you. This should relate to some themes in the class. Describe what it was. Why did it resonate?
Your answer to these may not be enough to hit page/word count requirements
Do NOT just take notes. You may include notes, but I want to see your own thoughts
Some additional questions to think about (you don’t have to answer these)
What was new to you? Why is it new – what about education, public history, etc. created barriers to knowing this information?
How do the readings connect to your everyday life in Los Angeles?
FORMAT
Page/Word Count
I’m asking that you hit 1 Word Doc/Google Doc page for EACH required reading – this is not a hard rule
Some weeks you’ll like one reading more than the other
Sometimes you’ll really love a reading and want to go well over that page count
Other weeks you’ll not really connect with a reading and have less to say
If the page count is a hard way to imagine how much you have to write, write 400-600 words per reading entry
Use 12 pt. font, single-spaced
You can use a combination of bullet points (still form complete thoughts), narrative styles, short sentences/phrases, free write, etc
Include quotes and analyze them
I’m not asking for a coherent essay – use whatever combination of styles that works for you and is easy for you to refer back to
SOURCE:
Sides, Josh. 2004. “Straight into Compton : American Dreams , Urban Nightmares , and the Metamorphosis of a Black Suburb” 56 (3): 583–605.
Does this information connect to other readings in this class or other classes?
How do the readings connect to your everyday life in Los Angeles?
Does this information connect to other readings in this class or other classes?

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