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.
#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.
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 9.
#9: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of our Nation by John Lewis for analyzing author, audience and purpose; collaborative annotating. In conversation on page 11.
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 16.
#12: Revision Strategy: HOCs to LOCs developed by Jolie Goorjian for tangible steps in prioritizing your “Revision Plan.” In conversation on page 18.
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 21.
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 30.