“Anxiety is the cousin visiting from out of town that depression felt obligated to invite to the party…Mom, I am the party, only I’m a party I don’t want to be at.”  – Sabrina Benaim



  1. PLEASE Be sure you are using the correct label when you share your papers with me. If you did not, fix it. Yourname FE #1.2 Time (330p/6p).
  2. Make sure a link to your blog was shared with me.
  3. Make sure you have a copy of The Atlantic article from the first night of class.




  1. Discuss videos.
  2. Reading Audit/Reading Discussion

3. Reading Lecture



Read “How to Mark a Book” from The Saturday Review by Mortimer Adler.

Blog Post #1: Discussion of “Connection distress” using a credible article to back your point. Remember that you can make any point about your generation and cell phones. You can use anecdotal evidence. Just be sure that your article speaks to at least one the broader issues explored. Have a copy of the article you used with you in class on Monday. approx. 300 words. 

Blog Post #2: (due rolling)

Read & annotate “You Can Find Love Now” by Ramona Ausubel. Respond to the short story in writing as Blog Post #2.

Focus on one or more of the following questions. Do not attempt to answer them all. Include direct reference to the story. An APA citation is included below the questions.


1. What was your “horizon of expectation?” How did it affect your enjoyment, understanding?

2. What is the story’s exemplary moment? Why? How did you know? How did it drive the story’s overall purpose?

3. What rhetorical devices does the author use? How do they accentuate the story. If you read The Odyssey in high school, how did this story accentuate or otherwise widen your view of the original piece?

4. Did the format of the piece (the back and forth between the voice of the Cyclops and the voice of the computer program) accentuate how you related to the theme? If so, how specifically?

5. Do you think that the Cyclops will be successful in luring love back to his cave? Why or why not?

6. Is this good writing? How do you know?

7. Was this a hopeful story or a sad story? Discuss why you feel that way?

Here is the citation to use for your paper

Ausubel, R. (2014, June 9). You Can Find Love Now. The New Yorker. Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://www.newyorker.com/2014/06/09/you-can-find-love-now

Blog post should be approx 300 words.