Friday, January 18, 2008

Day 10

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 10

  1. A few notes from yesterday. Where to look in Hacker.
  2. This might help: Search N&D on Amazon
  3. A sample essay.
  4. Outlines due Tuesday
  5. Rough Drafts Due Wednesday
  6. Read "Fifteen Years on the Bottom Rung" Class Matters for Tuesday.
  7. Evaluation Chapter
  8. Youtube?

Outline the following, according to the EVALUATION CHAPTER, due Friday:

a. How did she do as a worker? (196)
b. How did she do at "life in general"? (196)
c. Why are the official poverty rates misleading? (200)
d. If productivity is increasing, why aren't wages? (202-3)

e. What keeps the workers from finding better jobs? Where is the friction? (205)
f. Explain the "vicious cycle" of labor costs described by the book. (212)
g. What makes the working poor invisible? (216)
h. List some of the complaints the middle and upper class have about the

working poor. (220)

i. Summarize the problems facing the working poor.

j. What are the solutions to these problems? (213-214; 221?)

k. What are the objections to these solutions? (214)
l. Why does Ehrenreich call the working poor the most philanthropic of all

social classes? (220)

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