Sanders, Kiowa, and Dave Jensen from Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” what do you “carry”? The journals are due weekly and make up 10% of your final grade. They should be 250-word, typed responses to the prompts listed. Please double space and use Times New Roman, 12-point font. Select eight of the thirteen to submit by their respective due dates and the lowest score will be dropped. Submissions beyond eight will not count toward the final score. Though the journals are due at the time of each class meeting this first one you can submit Week 2. Week 2: Sept. 7 Labor Day – No Classes Monday Writing Project 1—Writing from Personal Experience Read: Field Guide: Field Guide: Chapter 18 (Memoirs), Chapter 45 (Narrating) Reading Folder: Sandra Cisneros’ “Eleven” - _narrative_example.pdf Due: Rough Draft of Writing Project 1 (WP1) Journal 2: In “Eleven,” Sandra Cisneros learns about holding the feelings of multiple ages in one body. Consider moments like this in your own life. Then, write a journal about living past and present selves all at once. Week 3: Sept. 14 Writing Project 1—Writing from Personal Experience Read: Field Guide: Chapter 42 (Describing); Chapter 43 (Dialogue) Reading Folder: Scott Russell Sanders’ “Under the Influence” - sanders.pdf Due: Revised Draft of Writing Project 1 Journal 3: Drawing on the memories of a friend or someone close to you, write a journal
about some problem that person had and its effect on others as similarly depicted in Sanders’ “Under the Influence.” Week 4: Sept. 21 WP1 & Writing Project 2—Writing with a Text Read: Field Guide: Part 2 (Rhetorical Situations -- Chapters 5-8); Chapter 51(Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing) Reading Folder: Alice Walker’s “Beauty When the Other Dancer Is the Self” - Dancer-Is-the-Self.pdf Due: Final Draft of WP 1 Journal 4: Walker writes “Beauty When the Other Dancer Is the Self,” by selecting particular moments in her life. What does each moment show? How do these moments relate to Walker’s theme? Week 5: Sept. 28 WP1 & Writing Project 2—Writing with a Text Read: Field Guide: Chapter 3 (Summarizing & Responding), Chapter 2 (Reading in Academic Contexts), Chapter 51 (Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing) Reader Folder: Henry David Thoreau’s “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” Due: Documentation Practice 1 – in-class exercise Journal 5: Thoreau writes, “Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.” What do you interpret his statement?
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