Notes on Journals and Essays - and maybe youll have gotten...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes on Journal and Writing Assignments UGS 303 The American Experience as Told through Autobiographies • You can write whatever you want in your journal, which is to say, whatever people write in journals. • At the same time, because this exercise in keeping a journal is taking place in the context of a course on The American Experience as Told through Autobiographies, you should focus on course readings in at least some journal entries. That does not mean that you write about each chapter or section of an assigned reading or that you summarize any specific readings. Rather, if you read a text that gives you some ideas or that effects you in some way or other (e.g., you like it or you don't like it or it reminds you of something in your own life), you might talk about that in your journal. • If you write a page or two in your journal every other day, you'll have a 100-page journal by early December
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: and maybe youll have gotten used or like keeping a journal and continue such writing after the course. Youll also have personal experience as to how hard or easy it is to write parts of ones own story, and that may help you better appreciate the texts youre reading in the course. Each handwritten entry in your journal should begin with a date, and you can write a few lines or a paragraph or a page or several pages in each entry about what's on your mind, again preferably about course texts and course discussions. As for each of the four writing assignments, which you'll submit in typed versions, you can use entries or sections of your handwritten journal entries on a course reading or several course readings and change, expand, and/or edit them into a four-page, typed composition of 1,000+ words (i.e., double-spaced pages with 1" margins in 12-14 point font size)....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 322D taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online