Before completing this assessment, please fill out your contact information and read the directions carefully.
After reading the article identified below, compose an essay in which you analyze the
effectiveness of Laudan's argument for changing our understanding of
food and indicate whether or not you believe the article is effectively
Readers of your essay will evaluate how well you use an analysis of "In
Praise of Fast Food" to support an argument that illustrates why you
believe the article is or is not effectively written.
This means they will be looking, first, for evidence that you have fully
analyzed the article, taking it apart to determine what types of
evidence, language, and organizational strategies Laudan uses. Second,
they will be looking for your assessment of how well Laudan uses these
techniques to make her argument. Finally, they will be watching for
examples that support your analysis and assessment of Laudan's article.
Do you, in other words, use direct references to or quotes from the
article to illustrate your points? For the purpose of this assessment,
you need not use formal citations when referencing the article.
Your performance on this essay will help the faculty at Northland
College determine your current abilities as a reader and writer of prose
and the types of support that you may need to further develop these
skills. Please read and write carefully so that your essay accurately
reflects your abilities.
You are allowed 90 minutes to complete this exercise, and you are allowed one attempt at this assessment.
completing this assessment, click here to read the article "In Praise
of Fast Food," originally published by Rachel Laudan in her book, The Gastronomica Reader.