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com 101 photo focus assignment_fall_11_rev

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Communications 101 Dr. Dow Essay # 2, “Photo Focus” Why this topic? For this second essay, let’s shift from an audio prompt to a visual inspiration. Find a photograph of yourself that shows you doing something you love or enjoy or are good at. For example, I might use a photo of myself with my daughter, one of me teaching, or one of me finishing a marathon. Once you've chosen the photo, consider what that photo really reveals about you: your character, your passions, your “self.” With that central idea in mind, then think of the specific details from the photo and the context surrounding it, the "back story" of when it was taken, and perhaps the memories it calls to mind. Just as you made connections between your theme song and your life experience in your first essay, in this essay, you will draw connections between this photo and your life. Okay, so now what? We will workshop this essay over the next few class meetings, and in the end, you will need to
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Unformatted text preview: submit a revised, polished essay that is three-four pages long (typed, double-spaced, “normal” margins and font size) focused on the dominant impression of the photo you have chosen. Your support should come from your life experience and the photo itself. When is all this going to happen? Tuesday, September 6 Begin “Photo Focus” Project Thursday, September 8 Bring Photo to Class Tuesday, September 13 Preliminary Thesis Statement Due Thursday, September 15 Rough Outline Due Tuesday, September 20 Draft Due for Peer Review and Conferences Thursday, September 22 Draft Due for Peer Review and Conferences Tuesday, September 27 Revised Final Draft Due (at the beginning of class) A few extra things … • Please be sure to include your name, COM 101-044, my name, and the date in the upper left-hand corner of your first page. • Take advantage of the campus Writing Center, A258 • You are already a writer, so you can do this. • I’m here to help....
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