General Studies Requirement - GSR 102R - Critical Reading and Writing Name ____________________________ College Culture, Student Success Directions: Please read these three essays – a. “The Meaning of Work” by Rodrigo Rodriguez on pages 22 – 24 b. “Abandoned, but Not Alone” by Thomas Oliphant on pages 25 – 27 c. “Let the Colors Run” Ron Suskind on pages 28 – 34 Please answer each of the following true or false questions after you finish reading these essays. Write true or false in the blanks provided. __________1. Papi in “The Meaning of Work” has a white-collar job. __________2. Papi in “The Meaning of Work” thinks that the United States is a land of many opportunities. __________3. Everyone who knows Rodrigo Rodriguez always thought he would be successful at school. __________4. In “Abandoned, but Not Alone” readers find out about The Point Foundation which is an organization that helps LBGTQ college students with financial aid and other support. __________5. Alan Keyes helped his daughter, Maya Keyes, get into Brown University. __________6. The idea behind The Point Foundation is to keep parents from “undermining” the futures of their children. __________7. In “Let the Colors Run,” Cedric Jennings follows the assignment that his professor, Larry Wakeford, assigned to the class. __________8. Larry Wakeford has taught at Brown University for many years. __________9. Cedric includes ideas in his epic poem about the struggles he went through from the time when he attended an inner-city school. __________10. Professor Wakeford gave some important advice to Cedric about how to deal with the experiences Cedric went through while growing up.