Susan Szachowicz Books
Assignment #6 – BHS Assignment Description Your assignment this week is to answer the following questions regarding the Susan Szachowicz book: Transforming Brockton High School: High Standards, High Expectations, No Excuses. You are only to read from the Forward to page 94. Be sure to include page numbers with your answers. 1. How much does the book agree or clash with your view of the world, and what you consider right and wrong? Use quotes as examples of how it agrees with and supports what you think about the world, about right and wrong, and about what you think it is to be human. Use quotes and examples (along with the page numbers) to discuss how the text agrees or disagrees with what you think about the world, history, and about right and wrong. 2. How were your views and opinions challenged or changed by this text, if at all? Did the text communicate with you? Why or why not? Give examples of how your views might have changed or been strengthened (or perhaps, of why the text failed to convince you, the way it is). Please do not write “I agree with everything the author wrote,” since everybody disagrees about something, even if it is a tiny point. Use quotes (along with page numbers) to illustrate your points of challenge, or where you were persuaded, or where it left you cold. 3. To sum up, what is your overall reaction to the text?To whom would you recommend this text? Would you read something else like this, or by this same author, in the future or not? Why or why not? This assignment should consist of approximately 750-1000 words in total, but no more than 1250 words. Essentially 3 – 4 pages in length using standard formatting of double space and 12 point font, etc. As a reminder, substance is more important than form but please be sure I know “who is talking” and give proper credit. The assignments will be submitted via the “Assignment” section of Canvas. Please attach your document to the assignment box as either a Word document or as a PDF. You should also have your assignment available for your reference during our next class session.