HW: 1. Ensure you are ready to present your group’s Essay 2.
2. Read Gloria Naylor’s essay in Packet 2.
3. A reminder that your revised Essay 1s are due at the final. Grades will be based on how significantly you have revised (simply correcting small typos and grammar mistakes is not an example of significant revision; rewriting and reorganizing paragraphs IS an example of significant revision).
Writing prompt on Naylor’s text (2 parts—do both!; due Monday 1 pm):
A.) In “A Word’s Meaning Can Often Depend on Who Says It,” author Gloria Naylor explains several of the many different meanings of the “n-word.” Identify at least 2 of these different meanings and explain them in your own words. Then connect Naylor’s essay to a story from your own life experience having to do with the “n-word.”
B.) In her essay, Naylor chooses to write out the “n-word” as “nigger.” Do you find this offensive? Why or why not? For you, what are the differences between these three versions of the same word: “n-word,” “nigger,” “nigga”?