3, 4, 7, or 8 of A Writer’s Workshop. Or, you may cluster, ask and answer questions, brainstorm, list, or engage in a focused free-write. Focus your prewriting exercises on developing the Comparison and Contrast OR Classification Essay due in Week Three. You have two goals for these prewriting exercises: First, you must practice these individual techniques so you will have mastery of them for future essays. Second, you must generate material for the specific Comparison and Contrast OR Classification essay you are developing.
Then I would go through again to write down key words and the meaning of each key word. When I am done with the reading’s I will study them till I know that I comprehend what I am reading. If I still don’t comprehend that’s when I go back and read the reading’s again. How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time? The three suggestions from this week to incorporate in my study time would be, -Skimming it’s a way for me preview what I’m about to read.
What kinds of social and historical understandings do readers need to have to interpret the works? What, if anything, in the poems reflects differences in thoughts and values that existed at the time or any of the other poets wrote and those that exist now? How do the poems illuminate the past for us? Is there a theme that is pervasive in these poems that may not be of much import in the twenty-first century? Review the online lecture at this point to refresh your memory concerning the historical perspective or way of reading.
Stevenson 1 Jessica Stevenson Ms. Hays English 202 22 March 2012 An Explication of William Stafford’s “Ask Me” The poem “Ask Me” is not as it may seem the first time you read it, you have to read through it a second maybe even a third time in order to take notes about the true meaning that Stafford is trying to get across. William Stafford gives us a paraphrase of his own poem “Ask Me”, giving the reader a look into what the poem means to him. By giving us the reader a more in depth explanation of his work it allows us to understand the meaning within the poem itself. So now let’s take a look at it and see what his thoughts were. This poem is like no other of William Stafford’s.
What skills do you hope to develop further in your next writing project? I have become more conscious for who I am writing for, and how I want it to be received. To be more attentive to misspelled words and to make sure my whole essay flows
Talk about your own process of writing as it compares to the process we have learned this session. The process of writing that I use is first prewriting. First I sit and decide on a topic to write about. Second I consider my audience thinking about who will be reading my written work. Third I think of ideas about the subject that I will be writing about and do research on the topic.
Dialectal Journal- Frankenstein DIALECTICAL JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS The term “Dialectic” means “the art or practice of arriving at the truth by using conversation involving question and answer. Think of your dialectical journal as a series of conversations with the texts we read during this course. The process is meant to help you develop a better understanding of the texts we read. Use your journal to incorporate your personal responses to the texts, your ideas about the themes we cover and our class discussions. You will find that it is a useful way to process what you’re reading, prepare yourself for group discussion, and gather textual evidence for your Literary Analysis assignments.
-close analysis of detail to support opinions Have you based your answer on specific examples from the text? -analysis of the writer’s use of language and its effect on the audience Have you written in PEE paragraphs? Do you use literary terms? Do you comment on Priestley’s intentions? Do you comment on the effect on the audience?
Choose one of the assigned essays from The Bedford in either Week 1 or Week 2 and tell your reader what you think is important in the essay. Don’t just tell the reader what the essay says; tell the reader what you think it means. Your thesis will be a reaction and an analysis of the essay, explicating and analyzing the essay in the anthology for the reader. Read the comments about writing from the author. Can you see how those comments help you see the writer’s process and meaning?
The next step is while you read, focus on what is written. Set some time aside to be in your ideal environment to read without distractions. Look for questions, and flag the answers. After doing the previous steps, muscle reading calls for a few steps afterwards. The first is recite what you have read, and review it many times to retain the information.