HCOL 085 - Summer 2012 Assignment
Your assignment this summer for HCOL 085 is to read Brooke Hauser's The New Kids (a copy of which will be given to you at Orientation in June) and to write a paper in response to the following prompt:
Sitting with a group of three inseparable sophomore boys, Dariana Castro, the Coordinator of Special Programs at the International High School at Prospect Heights, jokes that they are "like a gang." "But we're the opposite of the Crips and Bloods," Livenski says. "Yeah," Mesbah says, "we rob knowledge out of people" (101). Using specific examples from The New Kids, examine what counts as "knowledge" to some of the students featured in Brooke Hauser's book (feel free to focus specifically on two or three students). Reflect on how it compares to what counted as knowledge to you in your high school career. (Please note that, while there will be better and worse essays, there is no right answer to this prompt.)
Your paper should be a well-constructed essay of about 700 words, double-spaced and written in 12-pt font. It should have a title (but not a title-page), and your name, the name of the course, and the date should appear in the upper right-hand corner of the first page. The paper is due in class on the first day of your HCOL 085 class.
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