summary of the chapter (hip hop music)

summary of the chapter (hip hop music)

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Section Writing Assignment
Read Imani Perry’s chapter, “Stinging Like Tabasco: Structure and Format in Hip Hop
Compositions,” from Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop (available online as
an ebook through the library).
Write a summary of the chapter. The summary should be between one and two pages. Text
should be double spaced, font sized twelve, regular margins. Summaries should address, similar
to our breakdown of Tricia Rose’s chapter from the second section, (a) the thesis of the chapter,
(b) the arguments which support the chapter’s thesis, and (c) a critical reflection on which places
the chapter’s thesis within its broader academic context. Each summary should end with a
properly formatted bibliography which cites the chapter, and direct quotes are to be cited
properly. Use MLA or Chicago format, guidelines for both are available online.
Assignments are worth 10% of your grade. See the syllabus for guidelines regarding assignments
turned in late. The grade breakdown will be as follows:
0 1 2 3 4 5
Content (4
points)
author cannot
identify the
thesis or its
supporting
arguments
author
somewhat
identifies the
thesis and its
supporting
arguments, but
with vagueness
author can
identify the
thesis and its
supporting
arguments, but
does not
demonstrate an
understanding
of them
author can
identify and
understand the
thesis and its
supporting
arguments, but
cannot offer a
critical
reflection
author can
identify and
understand the
thesis and its
supporting
arguments, in
addition to
offering a valid
critical
reflection
Spelling and
Grammar (5
points)
work is illegible work is not
clear with
significant
spelling and
grammar errors
work is
somewhat clear
with minimal
spelling and
grammar errors
work is mostly
clear with
minimal
spelling and
grammar errors
work is written
and arranged
clearly with
minimal
spelling and
grammar errors
work is written
and arranged
clearly with no
spelling or
grammar errors
Bibliography
(one point)
no bibliography
included or
bibliography is
incorrectly
formatted,
quotes are not
cited properly
bibliography is
included and
correctly
formatted, all
direct quotes
are cited