Working at McDonalds1-)This assignment will have two parts:
Please use “Working at McDonald's” on pages 280-283. Summarize in 150-200 words the article. In this summary, you should relay the article’s main points, completely and accurately, in your own words. If you find yourself in a situation in which the author’s words needed to be quoted directly (perhaps for emphasis), you must make it clear that these words are the author’s by using quotation marks appropriately. You will not want to quote anything over one sentence in length, and you will want to limit yourself to no more than 2-3 direct quotes, if you use any at all. In general, I recommend you structure your first sentence something like this:
In “Working at McDonald's,” Amitai Etzioni argues that…
In “Nickel and Dimed,” Barbara Ehrenreich argues that…
This will function as the thesis statement of your summary, so this first sentence will need to convey the main point(s) of the article to give your reader an overall view.
In the last unit, we focused on crafting the summary. In this unit, we will focus on the second half of this paper: the critical response. The paper (including both sections–the summary and the critical response) will be due at the end of this unit.
This assignment has two parts:
In this unit, we will be focusing on Part 2, the Critical Response.
Write a 1 ½ to 2 page response to the article your instructor has chosen from the assignment. Before you even begin drafting, you will want to decide on the terms of your response. Once you decide on the terms (or grounds) of your response, you’ll want to figure out how you can support your points—using logic, outside evidence—whatever is appropriate. Your response cannot be based on simply your opinion about the issue.