FYI, we will try to Zoom 2:30p-3ish next Wed for those interested in checking in and hanging via video and “real time.” ;). Anyway, onward…
NO ASSIGNMENT FOR SUNDAY BECAUSE SPRING BREAK, SO…FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY… A FEW THINGS…
- I’ve provided/posted my own feedback for everyone who turned in an Essay 1, which can be easily accessed by clicking “Essay 1 Feedback” to the right ( –> ) and clicking on the post with your name in it. It is my hope that others will post their feedback as well given that this is a required part of the course, necessary to pass.
- I want you to send me a draft of your Essay 2. Work on this if you need to; e-mail me if you need help. If you haven’t yet sent me a draft of Essay 1, send that too!
- Writing Prompt: Making Connections Between Texts & Media. One of the most important skills for college writing that I want us to practice in Essay 2 is identifying points of connection between different things we read, listen to, and watch—and writing about those connections. To that end, I want you to look at readings 10, 12, and 13 (available here) and then do the following
A) Write out the basic info for each text: author name, title, and publication info (if available).
B) Make a list of anything these three texts have in common. Take your time and be creative: think broadly and widely and obviously at first and then try to get more specific. See if you can write out 4-5 points of connection in your list.
C) (Re-)watch the Drake music video referred to in reading #13. In paragraph form, tell me about how you see the visuals of this video (the fashion, the backgrounds, the action, etc.) as connecting to the idea of “normcore” in reading #10. Is this video “normcore”? Why or why not?