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Critical Reading and Composition
Cameron Bandera
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sabrina Notetaker on Saturday September 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 101 at University of South Carolina taught by Cameron Bandera in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Critical Reading and Composition in ENGLISH (ENG) at University of South Carolina.

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Date Created: 09/10/16
Close Reading of a Written Text Peer Review September 14   th th Due September 17  by 11:59 pm In this essay you will be close reading a text, either literary or theoretical, from our first unit in  order to argue for an interpretation of it. Remember, meaning is not obvious; texts need to be  interpreted and interpretations need to be defended. Further, in order to defend interpretations we need to do more than summarize or quote the text. A good close reading depends on the ability to use the details of the text in order to justify an interpretation of it.  Often good close readings follow a pretty set pattern: 1. Focus on some details of a text (including but not limited to repetition, contrast, key  concepts, important words, alliteration, or striking imagery) 2. Interrogate those details in order to understand their conceptual importance (including but not limited to the meaning, feeling, idea, or nuance being conveyed) 3. Locate other instances of the concept (or similar concepts) in the text 4. Interpret these different depictions of the concept in order to understand what the text as a whole is trying to say about them in relation to each other   Of course, following any formulas—even this one—will not ensure a good grade on this essay.  What really matters is that you have an argument for how the text should be interpreted and you  defend it well using evidence from the text. Evidence from the text will need to be summarized,  paraphrased, or quoted depending on your needs. Regardless of how it is being incorporated into  the text all citation must be in MLA style and the paper needs a Works Cited page.  Finally, papers should be 3­4 pages long when properly formatted to the specifications outlined  on the syllabus.


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