Assignment 9: Active Reading
GOAL: To reflect on contemporary issues in education through the use of a tool known as "Focused Freewriting."
GIVE: Feedback to others on their assignments at the TWB Learning Cafe
1) Choose one article from all of the web-based articles you read on the previous page. Find a sentence or phrase within that article that captures your attention. Re-type that sentence or phrase; put it in quotation marks; and tell which article it came from. Now, use that sentence or phrase as a trigger to do a "Focused Freewrite" - 2-3 paragraphs in length.
(Note: A Focused Freewrite is when you use a phrase or sentence from something you've read as a trigger for free-form writing - that is, you write any thoughts, questions, stories that come to mind as it relates to this phrase or sentence. Focused Freewrites may end up 2-3 paragraphs in length, and sometimes you'll stick to the trigger topic and sometimes your mind will wander into seemingly unrelated places. Give yourself permission to move between "wandering" and coming back to writing about the topic.)