Unit 1 Lecture 2 Handout

Spring 2020 English 1121

Unit 1 Lecture 2 Handout

Keywords:

Community

Genre

Narrative

Poetry

Homework

  1. Narrative Writing Assignment Due Tuesday, February 4th

**Write a short story or poem that describes a vivid memory that was significant to you or reveals something about who you are as a person. In your piece, include sensory details (descriptions of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, physical feelings) to help the reader imagine the scene. Represent at least three of the five senses.

**You piece should be about 250 words. Please include a word count at the top of the page. It should be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font and double-spaced.

**Use this piece as an opportunity to introduce yourself to me. Tell me something about you that I might not otherwise know!

  1. Understanding Rhetoric a Graphic Guide to Writing: Issue 1: Why Rhetoric
  • Read the chapter. Be prepared to describe/ discuss in class in your own words the following terms: rhetoric, ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos. Also, be prepared to discuss what a rhetorical analysis is.
  • I recommend that you take notes on the key ideas and key terms.

 

My Identity as a Reader and a Writer

Reading

 

1.    What do you like about reading? What do you find hard? Be specific.

 

2.    Where is your favorite place to read (bed, floor, chair, subway, etc)? What is your favorite reading environment (quiet, music, etc)?

 

3.    What language do you prefer to read in?

 

4.    What are two things you are good at as a reader?

 

5.    What genres do you prefer to read (mysteries, adventure, science fiction, humor, informational texts, magazines, newspapers, etc.). Are there topics you like to read about? Do you have a favorite author? Explain.

 

6.    What have you always wanted to read and have not yet read (genres authors)? Why?

 

7.    What is one thing you think you could do to become a stronger reader?

 

8.    How long do you usually read before you stop or lose your focus?

 

Writing

 

1.    What do you like about writing? What do you find hard? Be specific.

 

2.    What is your favorite place to write (desk, floor, table, bed, etc)?

 

3.    What are your favorite writing utensils (pen/pencil and paper, computer, tablet, phone)? What is your favorite writing environment (quiet, music, etc)?

 

4.    What language do you prefer to write in?

 

5.    What is your favorite genre to write in? (Poetry, journals, songs, notes, letters, essays, stories, mysteries, etc)

 

6.    Is there a new genre you would like to try?

 

7.    What is one thing you think you could do to become a stronger writer?

 

8.     How long do you usually write before you stop or lose your focus?

 

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