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Unformatted text preview: NAME: Instructions: Write a one-page, single-spaced abstract of M. Cliff’s “If I Could Write This in Fire.” The abstract should be cohesive and coherent (review the lesson on “Cohesion and Coherence” in the reader and the section on transitions from the “OWL” webpage). Sentences should transition gracefully, logically, from one to the next, just as each paragraph should be topically specific, neither digressive nor redundant. Do NOT write a document that follows this format: “First she says this… and then she says this… and then she says this.” We’re not asking for mundane summaries or shallow outlines. This time you are to sub-divide your statement. The first two-thirds or so should be an abstract of what the essay says. After this portion, leave a few lines blank, and for the last one-third of your statement write an evaluation of how the essay says what it says. This latter portion is more of a commentary on Cliff’s “style,” i.e. delivery, technique, tone, voice, punctuation, says....
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- Spring '10
- Writing, Meaning of life, Cliff, Michelle Cliff