If you have chosen to respond to Knowles' essay,
indicate what you think his main point is, develop your thesis statement, and
demonstrate your understanding of his argument. You can agree or disagree with
him; you can evaluate the significance of his argument with regard to your own
education and expectations; or you can analyse and respond to how he has made
his argument. Do not simply summarize his essay.
Learning? by Malcolm Knowles
Malcolm Knowles. Why Self-Directed
Learning? From Self-Directed Learning. Chicago: Follett
If you have chosen to respond to the short story,
indicate what you think is Nowlan's point. By referring directly to the story,
indicate how you have interpreted what Nowlan is saying, or indicate what you
think is the significance of his story. You might wish to comment on how
Nowlan's use of character, plot, and setting help bring out his main ideas or
themes. Do not simply summarize the story.
||True Confession by
Alden Nowlan. True Confession.
From The Maritime Experience, edited by Michael O. Nolan.