Assignment 1


The chapter in The Refugees “I’d Love You to Want Me”, provides readers plenty to observe and dispute. As promoted in They Say I Say, an emphasis on asking questions and drawing inferences based off interpretations of reading is made. Example paragraphs are provided in the later that provided such as “I agree with the opinion… because…” which dares readers to provide opinions then prove their understanding of the text, allowing a legitimate debate to be held in the classroom setting. An example in the chapter that is up for debate stems from a particular sentence that can set the stage for the chapter theme. Two characters are in a car ride home when the driver proclaims “Why didn’t you tell me we were going in the wrong direction?”, as he proceeds to make a u-turn for the other direction. The author then proceeds to mention that the professor had no good answer, allowing us, the audience, to interpret her intentions on our own.

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