Format: 1 inch margins, 12 point font and double spacing.
The title page should include: student name, course name, assignment title and date.
Reference list must be complete and accurate. In-text citations must follow APA writing guide style.
Minimum length is 3 pages.
Maximum length is 5.25 pages. Additional writing will not be read or evaluated. The 5.25 pages does NOT include the title page and reference list.
Argument notes consist of three sections: Summary, Integration, and Questions/Reactions.
Argument notes are analytical summaries of a set of assigned readings / videos. The list of readings to select from for each argument note assignment is provided by the Instructor (in Course Announcements).
Argument notes consist of three sections, which should be presented in the order given here:
Summary (approximately 3 pages)
Identify and summarize the key argument(s) or main point(s) of each reading / video.
Ask yourself what the author is trying to convince you of and how. It is also not meant to be exhaustive: pick three or four of the more important key arguments or points of the reading, and briefly map them, i.e., elaborate their supporting claims; detail how the argument(s) “work.” The summary section is the most important section of your Argument Notes and should be given the most space and attention-approximately 2/3 of the paper.
Integration (approximately 1 page)
Pick one or two ways in which the author’s arguments or overall points from each reading relate to other course materials (readings, videos, discussion). How do the arguments you summarized challenge, complement, complicate or in some other way relate to something you learned from another course item? Look for points of similarity or difference and be sure to state how and why these arguments relate to one another. You must strive to incorporate course concepts regarding: feminist theories, patriarchy and oppression and analyze why this issue / these conditions exist.
Questions/Reactions (approximately 1 page)
You should discuss your reaction to the content, not the style of the reading. For example, stating that the reading was long / short / complicated / un-interesting etc.. does not provide me with an understanding of your grasp of the material.
Do not focus on items that were not discussed in this reading. No one course reading will ever cover all aspects of one topic. For example, pointing out that a reading on women in China did not discuss the situation for women in India, is not a valid point. Stay focused and on topic with the readings.
Summarize your reaction to the readings. You can identify questions the readings raise for you. This can also be the place to put your specific questions about which parts of the reading did not make sense.
Reference list in APA format
Be sure it is complete, and that all sources cited in text are given in the reference list and vice versa. You are not required to do any additional research for this assignment. You may reference outside materials in your integrations and question/ reaction sections but the focus of this paper is to summarize and reflect on the assigned readings.
Note: Use the first person voice (“I….”) in your papers. But do not include your analysis or your reactions in the Summary section. Summarizing is a necessary step preliminary to, and separable from, evaluating an author’s arguments.
– Choose 2 from the following list:
FOR AN-2 DUE JULY 8 Choose 2 from the following list:
1. Freedom’s Plow Reading 4 “Work, family and Black women’s oppression”.
2. Freedom’s Plow Reading 14 “Black Feminism in the United States”
3. Status Quo: The unfinished business of Feminism (2012). Abortion.
Timestamp 32:30 to 59:00. Link in UMLearn Unit 1
4. Transgender Parents video: first 27 minutes