Part 1, the Summary
Summarize in 150-200 words the article your instructor has chosen from the assignment. If you have the 9th edition, please use “Working at McDonald’s” on pages 280-283 (or pages 283-286 in the 8th edition). If you have the 7th edition, please use “Nickel and Dimed” on pages 270-273. 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. Remember that the whole point of this portion of the assignment is for you to restate the author’s points objectively in your own words.
Part 2, the Critical Response
Write a 1 ½ to 2 page response to the article your instructor has chosen from the assignment. If you have the 9th or 8th edition, please use “Working at McDonald’s”–on pages 280-283 in your 9th edition textbook (or 283-286 in the 8th edition textbook). If you have the 7th edition, please use “Nickel and Dimed” on pages 270-273. 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