“what are the main things the author seems to be trying to communicate?”
**PLEASE ONLY USE THE 2 SOURCES PROVIDED BELOW** NO OUTSIDE SOURCES PLEASE!!!! Title your post with the last name of the author you are discussing. In your first paragraph of roughly five or six sentences, do your best to summarize the reading. If the reading spans two or more chapters, your response should aim to summarize each chapter in a few sentences. You will, of course, not be able to highlight everything the author covers; part of your task is therefore to identify and succinctly capture the most important points of the reading (ask yourself: “what are the main things the author seems to be trying to communicate?”) You should principally aim to paraphrase the author – explaining what the author says in your own words – rather than quoting the author. In your second paragraph of about three to four sentences, you should provide some of your thoughts on and/or reactions to the reading. You could, for example, address one of the following questions: • What did you find most interesting about the reading and why? • What issues did the reading raise for you? • How does the piece relate to other readings for this week? • How did the reading help you to learn or think differently about post-1945 . history?