Reading Assignment - Option 2 Note to Students: Content Warning (CW): The video for this option contains descriptions and references to sexual assault, harassment, and violence. Overall Task: Option 2: In full and grammatical sentences, answer the twelve questions below about the text,"Inside McDonald's Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Problem" from VICE News (2021). View the transcript for this video here.Do not forget your APA 7 in-text citations. Questions to Answer Before you Read the Text 1.One of the critical reading strategies is tolist everything you already know about the topicbefore reading the article. This allows readers to tap into their prior knowledge, which helps them better understand the text they are going to read. Before you watch Isobel Yeung's investigative reporting for VICE News, describe everything you know about violence and discrimination in the food and beverage industry. Do not hesitate to share how you know this information. [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 2.Another critical reading strategy is topreview the textand look for clues as to what the text will be about. Readers do this by skimming the title, subtitle, headings, sub-headings, and the first and last line of each paragraph. Again, this allows readers to make predictions and form expectations about the text they are about to take in. As readers read, they can ask themselves if their predictions were right or wrong. Before you watch Isobel Yeung's investigative reporting for VICE News, preview the text by skimming the video; don't forget the images in the video and even the comments section! What do you predict the video will be about? Don't forget to reason with evidence. [ Type your answer here in full sentences] Questions to Answer As you Read the Text 1.Authors are not always explicit (straightforward) about their views, purpose/ goal, message. Often, they imply (suggest or hint) their points. Therefore, a critical reading strategy is tomake inferencesor "read between the lines" as you read to accurately understand the full meaning of a text. An inference is an educated guess based on evidence in the text, combined with your prior knowledge. As you're
reading, then, it's a good idea to make some notes in the margins of the text or on a separate page about your inferences, as well as the evidence that led to your conclusions. As you watch Yeung's investigative reporting, what can you infer is the author'smain point or thesis? How did you reach this conclusion? In other words, what is the evidence in the video to imply that this is the author's main message? Don't forget to consider the title. [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 2.As you watch Yeung's investigative reporting, what can you infer is the author's motivationbehind the text? In other words, what might have compelled the author to create this text? How did you reach this conclusion? In other words, what is the evidence in the text to imply that this is the author's motivation? [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 3.Another way we make inferences is byexamining the author's diction(choice of words). Often, an author's diction is packed with hidden meaning, and the author's choice of words can tell us a lot about what theyreallymean, how they view something, and what they want to achieve with their piece. What isat least one word or phrasethat the author uses to connote (imply or suggest) a deeper meaning, such as their attitude towards a topic, their point of view/ perspective, or their bias? Explain the connotation of the word or phrase you have identified and explain how it deepened your understanding of the topic, issue, or message. [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 4.Another critical reading strategy is toidentify the author's support for their main point(s). This helps readers confirm their understanding of the author's main message, and it helps readers see the basic components of an effective argument (or lack of!). Readers can then use this information to assess whether the author's point is valid, and they can decide whether they would want to use similar techniques in their own pieces of communication. What kinds of evidence does the author use to support their main points? What did you take away or learn from clearly identifying the author's supporting arguments, reasons, examples, and facts (or lack of)? Think about what you have learned about how you can develop and defend your own arguments. [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 5.Another critical reading strategy is tohave a conversation with the text and ask questionsas you read because it helps readers focus on the meaning of the text. As you were watching the video, what was one question that came to you? Why did you wonder about this question? Did you find the answer to your question in the video?
[ Type your answer here in full sentences] Questions to Answer After you Read the Text 1.To wrap up the reading process, we use another critical reading strategy:make connections. Effective readers connect the author's arguments or main idea to other things they know about because it helps them to develop a deeper understanding of the text, and possibly develop an understanding of different perspectives. How does Yeung's investigative reporting connect with or relate to another text you know about? If you do not know of another text, consider how it relates to this article:"Inside McDonald's Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Problem" by VICE News. When you put the two texts side-by-side, how does the connection or relationship between the two texts help you deepen your understanding of the topic or issue? [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 2.How does Yeung's video connect with or relate to something in your life? How does this connection or relationship help deepen your understanding of the topic or issue? [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 3.How does Yeung's video connect with or relate to the world around you? How does this connection or relationship help deepen your understanding of the topic or issue? [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 4.Reflecting on all of the critical reading strategies you have used in this assignment, which one was the most useful to you and why? Which reading strategies do you see yourself using again in the future and why? [ Type your answer here in full sentences] 5.Create an APA 7 Reference citation for the sources you used (at least two): Author's Last Name, First intial. Second Initial if Given. (Year blog post was published, Month Day). Title of blog post.Title of Blog. URL Last Name of person who posted the video, First Initial. Second Initial if given. [Screen name]. (Year video was posted, Month Day).Title of video[Video]. Name of streaming website. URL