Project #121395 - Reading Response

Article: pdf file attached.

Please write in MLA format and only use the article and the sources available in the article to complete the response. Course description available as reference below assignment criteria.

Instructions:

This Reading Response asks you to respond to an article of your choice from the assigned readings. Complete it after reading the article or book chapter. Write a 3 page response to the readings. Include these elements:

 

1.     Identify ONE of the author’s key ideas or concepts.

  1. Quote one (or more) lines related to the idea. Identify page number(s) where the idea is located in the article.
  2. Summarize the idea or concept.
  3. Interpret the idea or concept: What is the author trying to convey? How does this idea connect with concepts explored in the course?

 

The response should be thoughtful and “juicy.”  It should accurately and completely exemplify the intention of the author. This is designed to assist you in becoming an active reader and to identify and interpret information that you can later use for your research paper.

 

Type the assignment in narrative form using the following format. 12 point font, 1 inch margins.

 

Assessment Criteria:

The response as a whole is comprehensive and complete. It includes quotations and page numbers. Also, the entire paper:

-exemplifies high level thinking

-includes an in-depth understanding of the author’s intention within the context of the whole article.

-demonstrates the ability to synthesize the information in the article and connect it with the selected key idea or concept

-evidences an ability to effectively apply the author’s ideas to the big ideas and concepts explored in the course. Examples from the article and class (lectures, other readings, videos, discussions, guest lecturers, etc.) should be named and connected to the author’s intentions.

-has impeccable spelling, grammar and punctuation

Course Description

In this course we will open our eyes to the discipline of dance. We will examine the dynamics of dancing as a human phenomena -- dance as ritual, dance as rite, dance as entertainment, dance as wellness modality, dance as art and dance as agent for political activism. We will use a series of readings, live and filmed performances as our resource “texts.” We will also use the lecture demonstrations of guest dancers and scholars for our source material. We will move and write. While this course will investigate many cultures, dance in the American experience will be our point of departure and the place of our frequent return. We will particularly return to dance that “lives” in the Los Angeles community because that is where we live at this moment. However, in order to make sense out of our local experiences, we must frequently take a more panoramic or global view.

The course asks you to look broadly around you: into the past, into the present, into the local community, and into the world. It also asks you to investigate the worlds within you: the past, present and even future. It asks you to think with your mind and with your body. It asks you to connect what you learn to your spirit. It asks you to re-call, re-envision, re- member. You will think and feel with your muscles, your analytical brain, and your imagination.

Ultimately, this course asks you to be alive in the moment as you connect what you experience and learn to your other studies and life experiences. Dancing skills or prior experience with dance are not a part of your grade for this course.

Subject Art
Due By (Pacific Time) 04/17/2016 12:00 pm
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