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In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the course learning outcomes of Porter 1 through analyzing and connecting various texts. Carefully read the following text and respond to the questions below. Your responses will be evaluated based on the rubric at the bottom of this assignment.
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Total estimated time: 1-2 hours
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Reading: Baldwin (1962), “The Creative Process”
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Guidelines:
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Number your responses to each of the questions
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Use complete sentences and paragraphs
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Submit your responses via Canvas
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Questions:
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1. What is the main argument in this piece? Summarize in 1-3 sentences.
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2. What genre (form) did the author use and what are its central features? Name and describe 2 to 3 features of the genre.
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3. Explain why the author used this genre given the intended purpose and audience. Make sure to discuss both purpose and audience.
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4. During this quarter, we have discussed how different texts engage in conversation with one another. In discussing how Baldwin’s text is in conversation with other texts that we have read, please address the following:
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A) Describe the main themes of the conversation that Baldwin’s text is contributing to.
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B) What is one voice that we have read that would align or agree with Baldwin’s point of view in some way? Describe that voice’s perspective and explain how and why it would align with Baldwin’s.
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C) What is one voice that we have read that would diverge from or disagree with Baldwin’s point of view in some way? Describe that voice’s perspective and explain how and why it would differ from Baldwin’s.
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D) Based on your understanding of Baldwin’s perspective, what might Baldwin’s response be to the controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting, “Open Casket”? Explain your reasoning, using a passage from “The Creative Process” that supports your ideas.
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5. Think of an experience that relates to Baldwin’s text: this experience can be your own, the experience of someone you know about, or a discussion that we’ve had in class. Describe this experience and discuss how it shapes the extent to which you agree or disagree with Baldwin.

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