Welcome back! Syllabi are coming soon. Please check back for more information in a few days!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome to the Fall 2008 Semester!
I will be bringing copies to class for all my classes, but in case you missed it, or lose your copy, you can download the Student Info Sheet here: Student Info Sheet (PDF) You must fill this out with a partner. If you wish to write comments on the back, fold the paper on the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Student Info Sheet
We’ll discuss our syllabus in class on Thursday. You can download it here: Essay Writing 2 Syllabus (PDF) Also, for week 2 (ie. September 9th) please read the following essay: “A Few Words About Breasts” by Nora EphronContinue Reading... Comments Off on Syllabus!
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Alright, everyone, I promised an example of a pitch. Some people emailed with questions so I’ll try make it clear what you need to do: Pitch three (3) essay topics to me in writing next Thursday (Sept. 18). A pitch is really a proposal, specifically containing: the basic topic. the concept for the essay. the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Pitch
Your homework for the week is a 500-word response to Nora Ephron. Well, not a “response” but an essay in the style she used, writing about a similar theme: the awkwardness of adolescence or puberty. Your essay may be read by classmates, so consider this carefully when you choose your specific topic. Try to think […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Responding to Nora Ephron
Here is the best essay topic pitched by each student. Some of them I can only accept if you come talk to me. Some of you will be able to choose out of two that I thought were equally good. I will markboth cases clearly. If you have this marking, make sure you come and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Essay Topics
Your homework for Thursday morning is as follows: Draft a paragraph on one of the three topics we chose this morning. Your paragraph should include a strong argument about some aspect of the topic. Type it, proofread it, and bring two copies to class. Download Sook Jung’s essay (which will be added to this post […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework for Thursday Morning
As I noted, the technique of disagreement is fundamental to the process of essay-writing. Here’s the template I promised for you to be able to do your homework assignment. (The template is by Cathy Birkenstein-Graff and it’s from Gerald Graff’s Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind, pg. 169 of the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Disagreeing
Here are the essays for next week’s critique session: EonJoo’s essay (PDF) YeHyun’s essay (PDF) You will critique these essays on the morning of October 9th. Please have your comments written up, and your copy of the essay (with editing marks, if any) on hand so you can give them to the authors. If you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Next Week’s Crits