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Doing Time: Notes from the Undergrad Topics for Discussion

Rob Thomas
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1. Compare how adults and teenagers are depicted in the stories. Who seems the most charitable? Who acts the most selfishly?

2. Are the racial depictions in the stories accurate or distorted? Do the AfricanAmerican, Hispanic, and female characters' voices seem authentic? Why or why not?

3. How is each student changed, positively or negatively, by interacting with the community? Does their service seem to be most helpful to others or themselves? Does the service satisfactorily meet recipients' needs or is it insufficient? Who is to blame if it is lacking?

4. What stereotypes are perpetuated by the stories? How do the popular culture references reinforce these stereotypes? Do they enhance the narratives?

5. Which story is the strongest? Which one is the weakest? Could any of the stories be omitted or does continuity exist throughout the anthology? Is community service a strong enough theme to link the stories...

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