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Page history last edited by PBworks 14 years, 5 months ago

I use a lot of literature and essays to illustrate what I’m looking for in their own essays, as well as for various necessary things such as revision.


For Revision, I use Anne Lamott’s Shitty First Drafts from Bird by Bird and  

(Sorry, at some point, I will figure out how to make that larger)



For implicit arguments and to get them focused on detail, I use \"Dulce et Decorum est\" by Wilfrid Owen (with a quick link to who was Wilfred Owen? ) on the website. This works well as a response piece…read it aloud and have the students respond in an eight minute free-write.


For narrative arguments, I’ve used: How it feels to be colored me by Zora Neale Hurston, and "Clan of the One-Breasted Women" by Terry Tempest Williams, A Hanging by George Orwell and We do abortions here: a nurse’s story by Sallie Tisdale.


Sometimes, these become background sources to give them an idea of what I’m looking for. Some semesters, we’ve talked about them all together…this semester, I had them break into groups looking for certain elements and then I wandered through, asking questions. (Groups didn’t work quite as well, as they kinda didn’t get the point in some places).

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