To workshop your papers on Friday, I want you to answer these questions about the papers in your group.
- What is the thesis? Restate that thesis in two ways other than how the author has written it. The object here is to clarify the thesis to make a clear and detailed point.
- In a few sentences, very briefly summarize the most important bits of historical information the author provides.
- According to the author, what insight does that historical information provide with respect to the text’s depiction of chaos and how/why it is dealt with?
Anwer these questions for everyone’s essay within your group. When we return, you’ll need to submit both the rough draft with readers’ commentaries and the revised draft to me on Wednesday, 10/15.