Weekly Assignment 3

I’m studying for my English class and need an explanation.

The Weekly Writing Assignment #3 is to read Brent Staples’s “Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space” at the end of Chapter 8: Exemplification. This essay, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1986, is a good model of well-structured essay. Although published over thirty years ago, it is extremely relevant today.

The Weekly Writing Assignment #3 is to respond to the following journal entry question:

Have you ever been in a situation such as the ones Staples describes, where you perceived someone (or someone perceived you) as threatening? How did you react? After reading Staples’s essay, do you think you would react the same way now?

The quality of your thinking and the energy with which you attempt to analyze your reading are the most important in this assignment. Follow MLA guidelines. The journal response will be 1 page. The Weekly Writing Assignment #3 is due Friday, October 2.