1. Briefly look over the two texts you have been assigned. Skim the abstract (if there is one) or the first 2 paragraphs of the text.
2. Identify who the author of the text is and find where the text was published (in other words, what is the larger context? Is this an article from a journal? a blog? etc. What is the name of that entity?) Think about why this might be important to know?
3. Identify 3 differences that jump out at you immediately between the two texts.
4. Who is the audience for each text? How do you know? Are you included in that audience?