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Elin O'Hara-Gonya's LIB200 Course Page: Class Eight (9/19)

You can find all of your readings, assignments, and important links here.

Homework Video

Please watch this video and be prepared to discuss it in class.

Extra credit option 2

2 parts:
1. Attend the Banned Books panel on Wed. 9/26 (4:30pm in the Cardinal Lounge). Describe two ideas presented by the panelists that resonated with you.
2. Read the following links about 'Banned or Challenged Books' which describes recent challenges to popular books. Pick 3 books that were challenged that are surprising to you and describe why. For instance, maybe they are books you read in high school and enjoyed? Or maybe you think the grounds upon which the book was challenged are ridiculous? Whatever the case, describe your reactions and use in-text citations to refer back to the website(s). 

In-class assignment

Guiding questions for small group discussion:

  • Summarize the purpose of the source.
  • What did you find surprising?
  • What are the implications of this issue for researchers?

Homework (Due 9/24)

Read the article below "Why poor schools can't win at standardized testing" from the Atlantic. Please type a 300-word (one page) opinion essay responding to the article and incorporating your own experiences. Think about who controls access to information and how larger societal inequality might be affected by who controls that access. You must use at least 3 perfectly formatted in-text citations in your essay.