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Profile assignment

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by
Bill Gracey: http://flic.kr/p/d7cwSh
Disclaimer:
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Suggestions for revision
Not graded
Most important aspects to work on
Not everything is marked
Not ...
Thesis statement
• If you could describe the most important
thing about your subject in one sentence,
what would that sent...
Scott Jurek
• 2-timeBadwater
Ultramarathon winner
• 3 consecutive
Spartathlon victories
• 7 consecutive Western
States win...
Christopher MacDougall, Born to Run
"Scott was a hero for a very different reason…
After winning a hundred-mile race, Scot...
Lisa Palmer, "What Are Extreme
Runners Thinking?"
Scott Jurek has a deep, gnawing pain. The familiar
assault begins 30 mil...
Profile
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Show, don't tell
Not a bio
Not a memoir
Pronouns:
– 1st person
– 2d person
– 3d person
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Meredith: http://flic.kr/p/7kujKZ
Star Wars
• American epic space opera
film
• Written and directed by
George Lucas
• 1st film released in the
Star Wars sag...
Star Wars
Major sentence errors
• Fragment
• Run-on
• Comma splice
Memoirs
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Story about the past
Focus on the writer
Capture important moment
Convey significance

cc licensed ( BY N...
"All Over but the Shoutin'"
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What happens?
Why is it important?
Significance?
Details/imagery?
"Killing Chickens"
Meredith Hall
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What happens?
Why is it important?
Significance?
Details/imagery?
Key Features
• Good story
–plot
–characters
–conflict
–resolution
• Vivid details
• Clear significance
memoir pre-writing
• Write about a moment that you remember
well. Include all of the following: weather, a
gesture, dialog...
memoir pre-writing
• Write two different openings for a story about
your first day of school or your first day on a
job. C...
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  1. 1. Profile assignment cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Bill Gracey: http://flic.kr/p/d7cwSh
  2. 2. Disclaimer: • • • • • Suggestions for revision Not graded Most important aspects to work on Not everything is marked Not a checklist for a "perfect" paper
  3. 3. Thesis statement • If you could describe the most important thing about your subject in one sentence, what would that sentence be? • "So what?"
  4. 4. Scott Jurek • 2-timeBadwater Ultramarathon winner • 3 consecutive Spartathlon victories • 7 consecutive Western States wins • 100-mile trail PR: 15:36 • Marathon PR: 2:38 • One of the top 8 runners of all time, Runner's World magazine © Luis Escobar
  5. 5. Christopher MacDougall, Born to Run "Scott was a hero for a very different reason… After winning a hundred-mile race, Scott would be desperate for a hot shower and cool sheets. But instead of leaving, he’d wrap himself in a sleeping bag and stand vigil by the finish line. When day broke the next morning, Scott would still be there, cheering hoarsely, letting that last, persistent runner know he wasn’t alone."
  6. 6. Lisa Palmer, "What Are Extreme Runners Thinking?" Scott Jurek has a deep, gnawing pain. The familiar assault begins 30 miles into a 100-mile race. His legs feel like they’ve been beaten by a baseball bat, and his suffering will only increase over the next 70 miles. Sooner or later he’ll contend with a pitiful triad: vomiting, dry heaves, and stomach pains from the stress of sweating, eating, and drinking while running continuously. And that’s the best-case scenario. http://slate.me/1gwBahE
  7. 7. Profile • • • • Show, don't tell Not a bio Not a memoir Pronouns: – 1st person – 2d person – 3d person
  8. 8. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Meredith: http://flic.kr/p/7kujKZ
  9. 9. Star Wars • American epic space opera film • Written and directed by George Lucas • 1st film released in the Star Wars saga • Groundbreaking in its use of special effects • One of the most successful and influential films of all time
  10. 10. Star Wars
  11. 11. Major sentence errors • Fragment • Run-on • Comma splice
  12. 12. Memoirs • • • • Story about the past Focus on the writer Capture important moment Convey significance cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Xpectro: http://flic.kr/p/5i8QaV
  13. 13. "All Over but the Shoutin'" • • • • What happens? Why is it important? Significance? Details/imagery?
  14. 14. "Killing Chickens" Meredith Hall • • • • What happens? Why is it important? Significance? Details/imagery?
  15. 15. Key Features • Good story –plot –characters –conflict –resolution • Vivid details • Clear significance
  16. 16. memoir pre-writing • Write about a moment that you remember well. Include all of the following: weather, a gesture, dialogue, music, color, a smell. Do not exceed 250 words. • Choose a day from your life that you remember well, not necessarily because it was dramatic or important but because you can recall many of the details. Write a diary entry as if it were yesterday.
  17. 17. memoir pre-writing • Write two different openings for a story about your first day of school or your first day on a job. Choose one of the following openings: – Start in the middle of the action – Start by describing a photograph of that day (real or imagined) – Start by seeing your reflection in a mirror or window – Start at the end – Start with dialogue
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