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    Read Mary Robison's short story, "Yours" (p. 42). While reading, begin to journal your responses using the following guidelines and categories, and prior to writing your pre´cis, write a journaled response focusing on these categories.

    Journal Your First Impressions: Take time to gather your thoughts - to pull together what seems most significant. Include any questions the story may have raised in your mind.

    Keep a Running Commentary: Jot down your observations, queries, and comments as you read along.

    Journal Your Personal Response: A considerable amount of effective writing about literature does offer the results of close reading but also goes beyond careful interpretation to the personal response. Focus on your personal connection to this story.

    Using your journal, produce the following written documents:

    Pre´cis: After reading the text, write a pre´cis while remembering to include only the essential details. (Note: You will have to read the question and answer section of this unit to successfully complete this part of your assignment.)

    Journal Summary: A summary of the important issues and responses you uncovered while journaling.

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    Dear Student,
    If you're unclear of this assignment, you need to take in every word carefully. By that I mean you need to consider every point your instructor is asking you to do. First step to start would be reading Mary Robin's short story and try to fully understand it. If not, you probably need to look up words that you're not sure of from the story to help you ...

    Solution Summary

    This short verbal explanation about journal responses is a guideline that helps students to properly respond to journal assignments as well as providing crucial definitions of key words that have to do with a specific assignment.