Due: Next week (11/15). If you need more time, LET ME KNOW. But don’t take too long! We’re moving quickly on to new things. Best to knock this out fast.
Length: This is about CONTENT, not length. As with the examples we read, take the time to tell your story and include appropriate reflection.
Format: Typed, 1.5 spacing, 12 pt. font., standard margins
Process: We wrote our first drafts in class on Tues 11/8. Between 11/1 and 11/8, we read, discussed, and analyzed essays by Tom Robbins, David James Duncan, Edward Abbey, and Matt Groening. We focused on 6 traits shared by personal essays:
- Author’s Voice
- Meandering Logic
- Poetic Language