I Don’t Believe in God, But I Believe in Lithium

 Read the essay “I Don’t Believe in God, But I Believe in Lithium” . by Jaime Lowe. Print out the essay, or use an electronic pen, and annotate in the margins which strategy (ethos, logos, or pathos) you think she is using in each paragraph.

Then write three paragraphs, addressing each of the following three questions:

  1. Where is the essay most interesting to you, and why? Use a quote as an example.
  2. Where is the essay least interesting to you, and why? Use a quote as an example.
  3. Are you more affected by/ interested in her autobiographical sections or her more technical, research-based sections? What do you think accounts for this preference? Feel free to use personal experience in this paragraph.