Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
- Strategies should emerge from the specific life situations you discussed in the Life Application section.
- The strategies should be specific, concrete, maybe even testable, as opposed to abstract vows of non-bias.
- Optionally, you could actually try one of these strategies and report how it went in your strategies section.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
- Identify and underline 2-3 instances of concrete imagery in your poem.
- Analyze: a) What senses does this imagery appeal to? b) what is the emotional effect, if any, of this imagery? c) Overall, does the poem consist mainly of concrete imagery?
- Identify and underline 1 or 2 instances of figurative language in your poem.
- Analyze: How does each of those instances measure up in terms of authenticity and uniqueness?
- Evaluate: How well does your poem meet each of the success criteria for this assignment: About a specific moment of your own experience; 15 lines; mainly concrete imagery; one or two instances of figurative language that is unique and authentic to the moment
Goal: To enhance your writing skills by deepening and expanding your knowledge of the world through increasing your exposure to quality contemporary nonfiction. Such exposure—implicit learning—is the best way to improve your expressive and mechanical skills as a writer.
For each article you’ve read in class so far, write up your reading journal notes into a form that helps you explain the work to people who are considering whether to read it.
When you are finished, this work will take the form of a little annotated bibliography, which has two parts:
A header, which is the full citation of the article in MLA format (or APA or Chicago, if those formats suit your needs better).
An annotation, or appraisal, of the article, which should tell your audience.