Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Assignments for Thursday, February 3, 2011

We've got a lot to cover between now and Thursday, but when we're finished we should have caught up from the missed day at the beginning of the semester.
  1. How, according to Glover, do some writers from other regions use the word “redneck” inappropriately?
  2. What kind of bias does the college student’s essay describe?
  3. Do you agree that “For whatever reason, it remains perfectly acceptable to insult a large swath of the U.S. population—the common folk who live in ‘flyover country’—as ‘bitter’ or ‘racist’ or ‘redneck’”? Have you ever encountered this kind of bias? Write two or three sentences on your thoughts and feelings about this idea.
Be prepared to discuss in class your answers to both the worksheet items and reading questions.

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