PART 1: Discussing Adichie (6 points)
Now that you have watched Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story,” (Links to an external site.) I would like you to reflect on Adichie’s points and begin analyzing her use of rhetoric. Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Please number your responses from 1-4, but do not copy and paste the question first. The question should be clearly expressed in your written response.
- Write a brief (6-8 sentences) academic summary of Adichie's TedTalk by following the steps on the previous page ("What Is An Academic Summary?"). Be sure to clarify what, according to Adichie, is a “single story”? Why does she say that these single stories are “dangerous?” Remember to properly cite by indicating the speaker's name and the time stamp in parentheses, like this: (Adichie 1:54).
- Discuss one example from Adichie's Ted Talk in which she was misjudged by others. Include specific details about it, one direct quote, explain why this story stood out to you, and what you think about it. Remember to properly cite like this: “quote” (Adichie 15:13). Practice using signal phrases for incorporating quotes from the previous page. This is a skill you will find useful whenever you are trying to convince others, clarify a point, and also in writing your research papers or writing for other classes.
- Give two examples from her Ted Talk in which Adichie misjudged others. Remember to properly cite.
- What is Adichie’s solution to the problem with single stories? Remember to properly cite.
PART 2: Peer Responses (4 points)
Once you have posted your initial entry, comment on two of your peers' paragraphs in at least 100 words each.
Be sure to address your peer by name before responding.
How does your peer's reply expand your understanding of Adichie's TED Talk? Do you agree with your peer's definition of a single story?
You will only be able to see and reply to your classmates' work after you have submitted your own initial post.
To reply to a peer, click "Reply" under their post, type your reply in the text box and click "Post Reply."