Read your peer’s response to Q1 and compare it to your own summary. Discuss the differences between your approach and that of your peer’s, and assess the effectiveness of their summary and paraphrase work.
What did they do well? How can they continue to improve these skills?
Read your peer’s response to Q2 and review the Annotated Bibliography assignment prompt.
To what extent has your peer’s response effectively evaluated the source, author, and publication? Do they have sufficient source evaluation evidence?
Review Wolf’s “Skim Reading is the New Normal,” Torheim’s “Do We Read Differently on Paper,” and Baron’s “Do Students Lose Depth…” (Textbook pp. 246-256). As you read, either take notes, write short summaries (see Textbook, pp. 240-241), or create/use a chart (see Textbook pp. 238-239 or the Synthesis Matrix section of the optional video) to help you organize your thoughts as you search for connections between these readings.
Using what you learned about synthesis from the instruction and assigned readings, write a short paragraph that identifies and discusses the key connections between these selected readings and how they come together to reinforce, build on, complicate, and/or raise new ideas and questions about the role of social media.
Are there any assumptions, gaps, or new research questions that arise when reading these essays together and comparing them them in this way? Explain your thinking about what possibilities you see through this synthesis word.