Critical Reading Analysis Essay
Typically when I’m given an article to read I’m not too thrilled. Unless it applies to fashion or cupcakes it is safe to say that I fall into the “I have better things to do” camp along with many of my peers. This mentality, as much as it gets the best of me, seems to dissolve the night before the article is due. After I have exhausted every other option, like organizing my closet to pure perfection, I take the article out of my backpack and give it a once over. Then I underline some phrases and highlight a few quotes while my iPod blasts John Mayer. About 15 minutes later, feeling utterly satisfied and proud for subjecting myself to such torture, I return the article to its folder and call it a night. The next day however, during the inevitable discussion that follows, I find myself lost and tongue-tied. My ideas over the article and its meaning are unclear, proving my process pointless. I listen to my classmates discuss opinions and vocabulary words and take notes off of their comments. By the end of the hour I have a better overall view of the article, but no personal prospective.
By the time 6’oclock rolls around on a Sunday, most of my tasks are accomplished and I am happily ready to begin catching up on homework for the week. I look through my planner and notice the “Is PowerPoint the Devil?” assignment highlighted in blue. Figuring that now is as good of a time as any to dive into the article; I grab my iPod, notebook and pen and sit down at my desk to begin. Then I remember the depth of the assignment; to read critically and try a new strategy. This time I sit in a silent dorm room while my friend studies, I grab a piece of paper, pen and my book and begin to read. Noticeably leaving my iPod off for once, I get lost in the reading. I find words whose meaning I am unsure of, and jot them onto my piece of paper in anticipation of looking them up later. Questions pop up...
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