Quickly: a reminder to activate your ID/library card. You need an activated card to do research on Essay 2 from home/off-campus.
…and the reading for Monday: Read Graf, “Yes, No, OK, but…” If you haven’t yet, read Griffiths’ and Martin’s texts that were assigned for this week. Also: continue revising Essay 1.
…and your blog assignment (2 parts to this one, respond as a “reply” to this thread, thanks!):
Reading Response Prompt
Notice how Martin opens the essay with a brief, but provocative “scene.”
–What is it exactly that makes this a “scene”? In the opening paragraphs, what are some of the images and actions that Martin shows us?
–What does the essay as a whole seem to be about? How does its opening scene “show us” (and lead us into) what the essay is going to be about? What is the effect on you (as a reader) of Martin’s decision to begin the essay with a “scene”?
Writing Prompt: Beginning with a Scene/Image
Look back over your essay and think of a “scene” and/or image you could begin with. Start writing a new opening section (2+ paragraphs) of your essay, beginning with this scene/image.
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