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Reading Recap and Exploration

Your name: Timothy OBrien

Date: 7/12/2016

Reading (Title and Author): Being in Place by Lucy Lippord and Place: A Short Introduction by
Tim Creswell
Summary (At least one Paragraph per reading): Being in Place- In this reading we were able to gather the
social impact from place. The author also covers how culture barrows upon itself creating ones outlook of
culture subconsciously. I find she even brings up the question whether regional art is more influential or is
international art? One my sense or feel a place differently than another person therefore leaving the outlook
of a place different. Lucy Lippord takes us out of the tangible place and gets us thinking about the intrinsic
place of our own creation.
Place: A Short Introduction- The author brings us not into the thought of place, but more into the idea that
people are the creators of place. A place captures each individuals characteristics, culture, or traditions,
giving place a certain feel. Like cultures and our environment change is inevitable, he gives examples in a
few stories how a person once removed from a place can become a complete stranger upon their return.
Giving place an organic quality derived from human beings. He most importantly points out that the
human landscape which makes up a place is not the same as the geographical landscape anyone can
observe.

List of primary claim for each reading: Being in Place- Claims that art is unique and different from each
region or area its derived from. The author also states how each place tell the history of the people that
once lived there.
Place: A Short Introduction Tims writing takes the term place and opens up to new ideas of what
place means. He Claims that space becomes a place through human interaction and human culture, thus
redefining place. Not only does she bring up the term place in a physical sense she makes us think in terms
of sense of belonging or familiarity. One my sense or feel a place differently than another person therefore
leaving the outlook of a place different.

Key quote (no more than a sentence or twowith page reference): For now it suffices to say that the
majority of writing about place focuses on the realm of meaning and the way we experience the world.
Place: A Short Introduction by Tim Creswell (p.12)

Why I chose this quote (2-3 sentences): The quote points out how people experience the world, and through
their own experiences interpret place. It also brings into question the cultural importance of place, is it the
landscape that formulated place or the culture that resides in an area define a place? Is place even open up for
interpretation? I believe the people of the space unconsciously guide the change of space making it unique

and their own.

Questions that I want to explore:

Does that space in time you recall in youth remain the same in a particular place or is it ever
changing and only unique to you?

Does changing culture begin the change of a changing place?

Once removed from a space you have lived in, how long before that space becomes unfamiliar
with you, culturally?

Rubric for Reading Summary Template

18-20 Points
Summar
y

Demonstrates that you


have carefully read and
annotated the
readings. Covers the
main points of the
original as a whole in
your own words.
Presents material in a
neutral fashion
Does not include
anything that does not
appear in the original
(i.e. comments,
evaluations)
Paragraphs are focused
and you use transitions
between ideas.
Written using complete
sentences, correct
spelling, punctuation,
and grammar
Title of article and
authors name are
included.
Direct quotes are
placed in quotation
marks and are cited
properly using MLA
format

16-17 Points
Demonstrates that
you have read and
annotated the
readings. Covers
most of the main
points of the original
as a whole in your
own words
Presents material in
a mostly neutral
fashion
Almost all of what is
included appears in
the original (i.e.
comments,
evaluations)
Paragraphs are
mostly focused and
you sometimes use
transitions between
ideas
Written using
complete sentences,
mostly correct
spelling,
punctuation, and
grammar
Title of article or
authors name might
not be included.
Direct quotes are
placed in quotation
marks and are cited
using MLA format

List of
primary
claims

Key
quote

14-15 Points
Does not
demonstrate that
you have carefully
read and annotated
the readings. Does
not cover the
original as a whole
and is not in your
own words
Material is not
presented in an
neutral fashion
Includes personal
comments and
evaluations
Paragraphs are not
focused and you
rarely use
transitions between
ideas
Problems with
sentence structure,
spelling,
punctuation, and/or
grammar
Title of article and
authors name
might not included.
Direct quotes are
not placed in
quotation marks and
are not cited
properly

Your paraphrase of the


claims captures the
main point of the
reading

Your paraphrases of
the claims capture
much of the main
point of the reading.

Your claims do no
capture the main
point.

Claims are clearly


stated in your own
words

Claims are stated in


your own words

Well-chosen and
compelling quote is
representative of a
central theme in the
reading, or requires
explication

Quote is interesting
but might not be
representative of a
central theme in the
reading

Quote is not
included, or is not
representative of a
central theme in the
reading

Direct quote is placed


in quotation marks and
is cited properly using
MLA format

Direct quote might


not be placed in
quotation marks and
might not be cited
using MLA format

Direct quote is not


cited properly using
MLA format

Page number is
included in
parenthetical citation

Page number might


not be included in
parenthetical citation

Page number is not


included in
parenthetical
citation

Why I
chose
this
quote

Three
Question
s

Written in paragraph
form
Ideas in the paragraph
support the main idea,
and are clear and wellorganized
Conveys welldeveloped and original
ideas
Is almost completely
free of grammatical
errors
There are 3 specific
questions.
Questions engage with
the source material
providing solid
evidence
demonstrating your
level of engagement
with the reading

Could be organized
more clearly
A few ideas in the
paragraph do not
support the main
idea
Is mainly free of
grammatical errors

Too short
Not written in
paragraph form
Not written in full
sentences
Several errors in
spelling,
capitalization, and
punctuation

There are 2 or more


questions.
Questions provide
sufficient evidence
to demonstrate that
you completed the
reading

Questions are either


not included, or are
overly broad
Not enough
evidence to show
that the writer
completed the
required reading