The goal of these assignments is to address the Critical Thinking and Reading student learning outcomes for this course (see syllabus). You will be analyzing a text’s content and rhetorical strategy. As you will see in the rubric (found in the course resource section), the primary goal here is to debate the issues using a formal, academic approach that utilizes examples from the text, as well as your own knowledge and experience. Your peer responses should drive the conversation, asking questions of the original author or presenting points that will further his or her thinking on the subject, rather than simply agreeing or disagreeing.
Please remember that the rubric is a qualitative evaluation of the discussion forum. Students will be expected to complete an original post and two responses.
“DNT TXT N DRV”, answer all of the following questions:
- According to Winfrey, how is texting while driving similar to driving while drunk? How is it different?
- What is being done at a national level to address the problem of distracted drivers? Do you see this as primarily a national or local problem?
- Why is it so difficult for people to stop texting while driving? Do you think that Winfrey’s policy had much of an effect on her employees?