fbpx
Annotated by the Author: Writing Reader Responses

Annotated by the Author: Writing Reader Responses

0
In our “Annotated by the Author” series, we invite New York Times journalists and winners of our student contests to comment on their work to help demystify the writing and research process.Chances are, a teacher has asked you to write a response to a text at some point in your school career, whether it’s to…
Annotated by the Author: ‘New York Penn Station: Incoherent Urban Calamity’

Annotated by the Author: ‘New York Penn Station: Incoherent Urban Calamity’

0
“New York Penn Station: Incoherent Urban Calamity” by Henry HsiaoCredit...Image courtesy of Henry HsiaoArriving today in New York’s Pennsylvania Station — as any commuter, tourist, or local may attest — is a degraded business. Previously, it was an awe-inspiring affair. Consider old Penn Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece of imposing grandeur and soaring arches that once…
Annotated by the Author: ‘The Cultural Canon Is Better Than Ever’

Annotated by the Author: ‘The Cultural Canon Is Better Than Ever’

0
It also forced people to discover — or rediscover — Julie Dash’s film “Daughters of the Dust,” just in time for its 25th anniversary. A sweeping, nonlinear meditation on the Great Migration as seen through three generations of Gullah women, “Daughters” became the first feature film directed by a black woman to have a wide…
Annotated by the Author: ‘She Helped a Customer in Need. Then U.S. Bank Fired Her.’

Annotated by the Author: ‘She Helped a Customer in Need. Then U.S. Bank Fired...

0
To understand how some companies have lost their souls, consider what happened after U.S. Bank stiffed a customer before Christmas.Nicholas Kristof: One challenge here was how to mix the particular story with the larger picture. The only reason to write about Emily James being fired was to make a larger point about irresponsibility in corporate…
Annotated by the Author: ‘These Five Cuisines Are Easier on the Planet’

Annotated by the Author: ‘These Five Cuisines Are Easier on the Planet’

0
Lebanon: Pass the halloumi, with friendsThe other thing I learned in my reporting of this story is that it’s not just about what we eat and how we grow that food. How we eat also matters. So I wanted to use an anecdote to illustrate that idea. I could have chosen so many cuisines for…
Annotated by the Author: ‘Tiny Tyrannosaur Hints at How T. Rex Became King’

Annotated by the Author: ‘Tiny Tyrannosaur Hints at How T. Rex Became King’

0
If you and your students find this new annotation feature useful, please let us know in the comments or by writing to LNFeedback@nytimes.com. We are considering asking other Times journalists to do the same.“Tiny Tyrannosaur Hints at How T. Rex Became King,” by Nicholas St. FleurImageTyrannosaurs weren’t always tyrants. For millions of years, the ancestors…
GET ALL THE NEW COURSES IN YOUR EMAIL!
Subscribe to our newsletter and get notified of new courses added!
We hate SPAM, don't worry.
VIEW THIS COURSE FOR FREE!
Subscribe to our newsletters and view this content
  We hate spam and never share your details.