Summarize the article’s main points. Is the article’s      author making an argument? What evidence does she offer in support of her      argument? Your summary should focus on the main ideas of the article.      It should also be at least 4 sentences long.  

  1. Digital texts are layered. They contain the author’s      words and ideas but that’s not all. The article contains hyperlinks,      images, etc. Hyperlinks are links to other digital sources — click on      several of these and review them. What kind of information is added by      reading the hyperlinked articles and web pages? Pick one hyperlink to      focus on. What does reading that source add that you didn’t know before      you clicked on it? 
  2. The article, “How Colleges are Preparing Students for      Jobs” generated a fairly heated debate in the comments section. Pretend      that you are adding a comment to the article’s comment section. Write a      comment for your answer to #3. Some questions to give you ideas: Do you agree      with the author? What experiences or knowledge inform your response to the      author’s ideas and the evidence she offers? If you had conversations with      others, did those conversations influence your thinking?

Answer all questions as fully as possible. Your entry must be at least 250 words long, respond to each of the three parts of the prompt, and quote the article “How Colleges are Preparing Students for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet ” at least once in your response.