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Instructor Sarah Goldfarb Expository Writing – English 355:101: Section LH Thursday, September 17 th Group Activity: Tim O’Brien, “How to Tell a True War Story” Jon Krakauer, “Selections from Into the Wild Individually: 1. Choose three quotes from the Krakauer essay which you perceive as representing its most significant moments, and write them down. Make sure they use visual imagery. 2. Choose three quotes from the Tim O’Brien essay which you perceive as representing its most significant moments, and write them down. Make sure they use visual imagery. 3. Explain in 3-5 sentences (for each quote) why you believe these are the most important parts of the essays. 4. Think about how these quotes relate to each other.
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Unformatted text preview: In Groups of 3 or 4: Go around the circle in your group and read your quotes and explanations out loud to each other. Then, discuss similarities or differences in what everyone chose. Ultimately, try to reconcile how there can be many important points in the essay, and try to figure out what all of these important moments are pointing to, even if they seem to be complete opposites. Think of a general connection, “theme,” (i.e. thesis statement) that all of these quotes point to. Class Discussion: One person from each group will present the group’s thesis statement. Then, we will have a class discussion trying to figure out what all of these analyses suggest when put together....
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