After reading Brent Staples in Models for Writers look for moments in the argument that catch your attentionpassages that are surprising or confusing
After reading Brent Staples in Models for Writers, look for moments in the argument that catch your attentionpassages that are surprising or confusing, make an unexpected connection, present a provocative example, use a term in a new or peculiar way, or pose an idea or argument that is difficult to accept. Then write a journal where you list three parts of Stapless essay that you find interesting or bafflingplaces where you feel friction between the text and your own thoughts.
In the final paragraph of the journal, reflect on what youve learned about the ideas or argument in the reading you selected, and pose a question that has emerged from your work with the passages youve chosen. The standard for assessing the quality of your question youve generated is this: do you genuinely want to answer it? Paper: Having arrived at an interesting question, you can now write an essay that allows you to develop your thoughts and figure out your answer. Bring a version of your question into your essays title or subtitle. Then go about answering it, working with the reading and the passages you wrote about in your journal, as well as any other passages that now seem relevant.