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READING: Davis 1998

Write a paragraph (about half a page typed and double-spaced) in response to the following prompt.

PROMPT: Analyzing the lyrics of blues songs is one way of understanding how the genre expressed various experiences of Black post-slavery life in the United States. From the songs that Angela Davis analyzes in her writing, what do the lyrics tell us about the domestication and sexual autonomy of some Black females during this time? What do YOU learn about the lives of these Black women from the lyrics?

Format: 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins on all sides


Reading responses are marked like this:

100% Exciting! You followed the prompt and did the assignment very well. I can tell that you did the reading and thought deeply about it. Good writing and editing. Thanks for the effort!

90%   Nice job. You chose a clear issue in the reading, and you have done some good thinking around this issue. You may have missed an aspect of the prompt, or your writing may need more editing.

80%  More effort is needed. The issue that you write about is not clear. You need to give more attention to the prompt and the reading. Your writing needs much more editing work.

70%  Bummer. You have misunderstood the prompt and the reading. There are significant problems with the writing, both in terms of content and grammar. The length of the writing is not sufficient.