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  • 1. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by CHRIS DRUMM: http://flic.kr/p/8kignu
  • 2. memoir v. reflection • Similarities? –interesting topic –significance –vivid details
  • 3. memoir v. reflection • Differences? –Focus on writer (memoir) –Focus on subject (reflection) –Past (memoir) –Present (reflection)
  • 4. Opening strategies? • Start in the middle of the action • Start by describing a scene or image • Start by seeing your reflection in a mirror or window • Start at the end • Start with dialogue
  • 5. voice cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Vishal Patel: http://flic.kr/p/7KWaBw
  • 6. writer's voice • • • • • • • • sentence structure word choice punctuation formal/informal chatty/conversational serious funny flippant
  • 7. Peer editing • Exchange papers. • Read carefully and thoughtfully. Twice. • On the peer editing checklist, respond to your classmate’s essay. • Be lavish with your praise when it's deserved. • Exercise some empathy. (How would you respond to your criticism?) Be a friend. • Return papers and discuss your comments.