For our second session, I’m asking you to read a few pages from book 7 of Plato’s Republic, which recount his famous allegory of the cave.
In addition to reading this passage, I’d like you to complete a short close-reading assignment at home. This assignment involves practicing a special method of close and active reading called CRIT.
1. Please view this short video, which outlines the CRIT method. We will be using and discussing this type of reading frequently in class. The video also provides some good ideas about annotating texts, which you will be required to do for this assignment.
Reading Closely with CRIT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdZH3EkjgdY&t=17s)
2. Print out and review this handout as well:
Handout: Close and Active Reading with CRIT (Attached Below)
3. Here is the assignment itself, which I distributed the first day of class. If you missed class, please print it out, read it carefully, and follow the instructions to complete it. Don’t forget to bring it to class with you on Wednesday!
Allegory of the Cave Worksheet (Attached below)
I will be collecting and grading them; this assignment will count as “Homework”