The+Journal - The Journal Overview Good writers are good writers because they are always practicing their craft They write daily and with discipline

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The Journal Overview: Good writers are good writers because they are always practicing their craft. They write daily and with discipline, challenging themselves to tackle a variety of subjects in a variety of ways. Even if they are producing some material that they will never use again, good writers are always adding to a pool of ideas that they can sift through and potentially draw from in the future. One of the most common and successful means of building this resource is the keeping of a journal. This semester, I ask that you engage in this practice and use journaling as a way to consider your contexts as a student, writer, and human being. We will refer back to this journal for conversations and as we generate substance for our larger writing projects. Expectations. What I require is fairly simple: 1. In terms of amount, I am asking that you write at least 3-5 dated entries every week. Entries do not need to meet any specific page length, so long as they are indicative of critical awareness of the world around you. 2. In terms of subject, the possibilities are endless. Because we are working on pieces of Creative Nonfiction this semester, it might make sense if you collect a plethora of real observation, true anecdotal narratives, the wanderings of your thoughts, and analytical responses to texts and events that you run into in you daily life. But you might also choose
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  • Spring '13
  • XuLi
  • Literature, Writing, The Journal, good writers, specific page length, larger writing projects

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