Jen Reck is the author of this article and has been a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. In this article she examines how family issues, poverty, and homophobia lead them to homelessness, thus making “gay-friendly” places meaningful to them. The purpose of this article is to see how participation in a friendly gay neighborhood contributes to the variability of gay youth. The intended audience for this article who be a researcher who wants to learn how different environments affects the behavior or attitude of a person. This information would be helpful to someone who is interested in learning about this stuff, or someone who simply wants to join one of these communities.
This is useful to my connection to this artifact because it discusses how in different and better environments gay youth can really explore their identities. So in a different environment, they can really be themselves rather than hiding who they really are and that’s what the Castro was created for.
The speaker of this article would be the person in who conducted this study which is Jen Reck.
What does the intro do well? Tell you what to accept. Uses mode of communication to bring attention to that piece. Used pathos to connect the readers and in the second paragraph to back up what she was talking about. There’s a research question.
Set up a set by step, and make it constant.
SIDE NOTE: The Castro as a safe haven, a place where someone goes to be themselves.
Where could it be improved? Be constant with the first-person point of view, do it throughout the whole essay. Not easy to know where her evidence is coming from (name the source first)… I have learned in my research that…
What evidence does the author use? When? She is paraphrasing the sources that she was reading and putting it in an order.
What does it do for her ethos and argument? The research that she has accumulated connects to her work making it more believable.
This source would be useful because it goes beyond just the United States and the evolution of it. The studies showed that the prevalence of AIDS was higher among men at the first 14 years of this epidemic. This is helpful to my research because the representative of my panel is of the male gender.
The above title is for my annotated bibliographies just to have a reference.