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Using the format below, write a response to Tammy L. Kernodle’s “Freedom Is A Constant Struggle.” The reading can be found in the “Week 6 required reading” page.
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to assess your engagement with this week’s assigned reading. You will identify important ideas from the weekly reading, and critically consider how the author brings them about. You will also reflect on your own engagement with the reading, indicating any unclear points so your instructor can address them.
This will build one of the most crucial skills in academic musicology and media literacyLinks to an external site.: your ability to pick out the big ideas in a reading, and recognize sources of evidence and use of structure.
Reflecting on your own learning will help you “fill in the gaps” – when you know what you know and do not know, you can focus on acquiring the knowledge you are lacking.
Task: Answer all of the following questions:
What is the most important subject the author considers, and one specific piece of evidence they provide in discussing it?
What is one very important subject the author considers, and one specific piece of evidence they provide in discussing it?
What is one important subject the author considers, and one specific piece of evidence they provide in discussing it?
What is one only slightly important subject the author considers, and one specific piece of evidence they provide in discussing it?
Sharp point and dull point
What is one part of the reading you found particularly engaging, surprising, or thrilling? How do you relate to it?
What is one part of the reading you found confusing or not completely clear? What could make it clearer?
Thoroughly answer the five questions above (3 – 6 sentences per answer).
Use complete sentences and proper grammar throughout.
“Important subjects” questions answered, including evidence.
Exceeds – Choice of subjects exhibits great understanding of the text as a whole, and evidence chosen is of the highest quality.
Meets – Describes four important subjects from the reading in rank order, and specific evidence the author uses for each.
Developing – Some answers lack evidence.
Emerging – Some answers missing.
Sharp point and dull point questions answered, including reflection
Exceeds – Both answers display in depth self reflection.
Meets – Both questions thoroughly answered.
Developing – One answer lacks sufficient reflection.
Emerging – Both answers lack sufficient reflection.
Uses appropriate style for academic writing.
Meets- Uses complete sentences and proper grammar throughout.
Developing – Some incomplete sentences or minor grammatical errors, but reader can follow the train of thought.
Emerging- Several incomplete sentences and/or minor grammatical errors – reader may have difficulty following the train of thought.