Chapter 1: A Mindset for Learning
#5: The Dropout Dilemma by Jonathan Whitbourne for discussion of First Generation and other student strategies to get involved and learn experientially to bolster your chances of success and fulfillment. In conversation on page 10.
#6: “The College Dropout Crisis” by David Leonhardt and Sahil Chinoy for discussion of the university’s role in supporting students, and students’ role in advocating for themselves. In conversation on page 10.
Chapter 2: Strategies for Reading
#7: The Importance of the Act of Reading by Paulo Freire for Reading Difficult Texts, discussion of reading the world and importance of experience/connections. In conversation on page 11.
#9: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of our Nation by John Lewis for analyzing author, audience and purpose; collaborative annotating. In conversation on on page 14.
Chapter 3: The Writing Process
#11: excerpts from Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers by Nancy Sommers for metacognitive awareness of ourselves as writers. In conversation on page 20.
#12: Revision Strategy: HOCs to LOCs developed by Jolie Goorjian for tangible steps in prioritizing your “Revision Plan.” In conversation on page 22.
Chapter 4: The Art of Rhetoric
#13: Should Writers Use They Own English? by Vershawn Ashanti Young for analyzing author’s rhetorical appeals and language choices for his audience. In conversation on page 25.
Chapter 5: The Inquiry Mindset
#14: Why Historical Thinking is NOT about History by Sam Wineburg for a real look at the importance of analyzing the credibility of your online sources. In conversation on page 37.