To be successful as a graduate student, you need to be able to read and learn on your own outside of class. This assignment is designed to test your ability to read a short text and answer questions about it. THE ASSIGNMENT
You need to carefully and critically read the article provided. You then need to answer the following questions in paragraph form in a Microsoft Word document: What is the author’s main claim? Answer in 1-2 sentences. What are the reasons the author gives for his/her main claim? Answer with at least 1 sentence for each claim. What evidence does the author give for each claim you identified above? Evidence might include examples, statistical data, interview responses, or theoretical application. Do you agree with the author? Why or why not? Explain in 4-6 sentences.
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ARTICLE Solomon, S., Greenberg, J. & Pyszczynski, T.A. (2003). Lethal consumption: Death-denying materialism. In Tim Kasser and Allen D. Kanner (Eds.) Psychology and consumer culture: The Struggle for a good life in a materialistic world.75-82. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
Reading Comprehension Grading Guide
Description for Students
Maximum Points Possible Statement of Main Point
You have clearly stated the main claim of the article in your own words. You have not confused any sub-points, reasons, or evidence as the author's main claim.
Identification of Reasons Presented by Author You have successfully identified at least 2 reasons the author gives for his/her main claim. These reasons are stated in your own words, and cited correctly in APA format. You have made specific references to the article to show where you found these reasons. You have not confused evidence with reasons.
10 Identification of Evidence Presented by Author
You have successfully identified the evidence used by the authors to prove the reasons listed above. You have identified a variety of types of evidence and have correctly cited that evidence
APA In-text Citations You have cited all references to the text, including those in your own words in correct APA format with the author's last name and date. Any direct quotes are in quotation marks and followed by a citation that includes the page number.
10 APA References Citation
You have included a correct APA-style citation for the article at the end of the paper.