1.First, you must slowly and closely read (or if a/v, watch or listen to) each assigned text, and vigorously
annotate (highlight, and underline key points and your thoughts on these key points) as you do so.
2. Second, you must go back to your annotations, and pull out the most important quotes (those which
illuminate the author’s main points) and type them out (appropriately, with quotation marks). In your
homework assignment, bold these quotes, so that they are distinguishable from your interpretations.
3. Third, underneath each bolded quote that you type out, you must include your own interpretation of the
meaning of each key quote, in your own words.
Each close reading assignment must be at least 3 SINGLE SPACED PAGES (in total, not for each
separate text for the week), cover each of the assigned texts (sometimes these texts may include a radio
documentary, or interview), use 1 inch margins, and 12 point Times New Roman Font, and be uploaded as
a .doc or .txt attachment.