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week 1E discussion

week 1E discussion

By the end of the week, comment on at least two of your classmates’ submissions. Your replies to classmates should be made with an eye to expand, clarify, defend, and/or refine their thoughts. You can ask questions or respond generally to the overall experience. The most important aspect is to be honest, clear, and detailed, referring to specific words and passages from your classmates’ postings. Please use constructive language and avoid negative language; work toward a tone and spirit of intellectual curiosity and discovery.

Your original discussion assignment responses should be at least 150 words. Your responses to your peers’ writing should be a well-developed paragraph and should include specifics from the original post and ultimately make strong connections that raise interesting points about the reading. Write in complete sentences, and avoid plagiarism by citing the readings correctly, using APA style. Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.

From your course textbook, Write Now, read, “The Workers,” by Richard Rodriguez (pp. 99-101).


In this powerful narrative, Rodriguez tells of his summer working a construction job. How does Rodriguez feel about manual labor? Is he ashamed to be a college student doing physical work? Explain his attitude toward the work and himself. As you read the story, note the powerful descriptive details that help to move the narrative forward, illustrate the characters, and illuminate the message. Share at least one of these descriptive examples in your discussion post. Discuss the significance of the conclusion of the story and the narrator’s comment about los pobres (the poor). How does he feel about his encounter with them? Does he relate to them?

Rodriguez, R. (2019). The Workers. In K. Russell (Ed.) Write Now, 2nd edition [VitalSource digital version] (p. 99-101). New York: McGraw-Hill Education