EN 102 PREWRITING• Environment: Home v Elsewhere (Comfort level = Productivity)• Foods, Drinks: Does this help maintain focus? Or a barrier?• Expectations: Writing bit by bit, or all at once?• Low lights, incense burning, music on, phone off… what do you do to get in that “work” mood?
EN 102 Process Flow Info Shape First Reading Audience Review Draft Rhythm Re-reading +Reshaping Purpose
TIME: OUR BEST FRIEND (?) Think about your time usage: how long does it take?Making dinner? Wash dishes? Eat a home cooked meal? Take a shower? How long to form a new habit? (Spending even 15 minutes a day helps maintain whatever practice we choose…)
CHANGING GEARS: CHAPTER ONE Story Teller Credibility
“ARE FAMILIES DANGEROUS?”• Go to page 37 in Between Worlds.• Get into groups of 4 (as able).• Reread the essay: designate a spokesman and a documenter.• Answer the following questions: 1. What are the case studies Ehrenreich uses?• 2. Test the credibility of the sources. What is the same/different about her examples?• 3. State in one sentence the thesis of the essay.• 4. What does Ehrenreich leave out of her argument?
With your groups, come up and grab two poems a piece--- as a group, do thefollowing: 1. Group images, repeating words, and phrases 2. Separate images by sense, color, contrast 3. Ideas & Shape
BETWEEN WORLDS POETRY… BRIEFING• What is a standout poem, in your opinion? Explain.• Billy Collins “The Lanyard” and Philip Dacey’s “Coke” are ironic voices: does this diminish the work, or enliven it? Explain.• Janice Mirikitani’s “ Breaking Tradition” and Yusef Komanyakaa’s “Facing It” are quite serious, somber: how is the tone established, sustained, & makes it effective?• “Mr Z” and “Blue Spruce” are based on a male perspective: compare/contrast.• Begin to choose which poem/poet you are interested in studying further. You will use this for your poetry paper. Due 1/22/2012 End of Day• Answer these questions and copy & paste/ attach to the BB page. 500 words minimum.