Personal Essay!

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
  • Experience-based
  • Reflection
  • Meandering Logic
  • Poetic Language
  • Allusion

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