Sign up for the Oberlin New York Times pass (instructions to the right).
Skim the following three pieces of writing (see below for tips on doing this effectively.) Take annotations, and engage with the following questions:
Skimming is reading quickly to take away the main argument and facts presented in a work, without reading closely to engage with every single piece of evidence used to support the thesis. Think of skimming like extracting an outline from a piece of writing - the more you know about how writing is usually structured, the better able you will be to engage with it quickly, pull out essential information, and determine which works or sections of works warrant closer reading.
Read the article in the following order:
Institutional access to the NYTimes.com is provided to all current Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff.
If you are new to campus or have not previously registered for Oberlin's institutional NYTimes access
Once registered you’ll be able to access NYTimes.com by logging into your account from any computer/tablet/device you use.
Students: when registering you will be asked for your date of graduation from Oberlin; your status will stay active through that date, with no need to reactivate/re-authenticate.
Faculty/staff: you will have to re-authenticate annually, 364 days from when you last registered/authenticated for your NYTimes.com Pass. You may not reactivate your Pass until your previous access has expired.
To reactivate your Pass:
Please contact the research help desk with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.