Eng 125 week 5- discussion 1


Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Discussion 1


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Distinguish   Critical Approaches


Prepare: Prior to completing this   discussion, read the Critical Literary   Theories   handout.


Reflect: In the Critical Literary   Theories handout,   four different kinds of critical approaches are presented. Consider which of   the four theories you find most interesting as a means for understanding   literature.


Write: Your initial post should be at   least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references. Choose two of those critical approaches and address the   points below. 

  • Describe each critical        approach in detail.
  • Compare and/or contrast the        two critical approaches. How are they different and similar?
  • Determine which critical        approach you find most useful for examining the conflicts and meaning in        literature.
  • Explain why you chose this        particular approach as the most useful. Why does it appeal to you?


Respond to Peers: Respond to at least two of your   classmates’ initial posts. Each response should be at least 75 words in   length and should address two or more of the following points: 

  • Do you agree with your        classmates’ perspectives? Why, or why not? Be specific.
  • Ask a specific question to        encourage further discussion on the topic.
  • Challenge your classmates’        interpretation of literature and/or point of view.
  • Do a small amount of research        and share what you learn with your peers about the topic discussed in        this post.

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