Orwell: ‘Why Write”, Anne Tyler: “Still Just Writing’ and Anne Almost: “Shiite First Drafts”. So, with this in mind, this writing assignment is a “transition” assignment, in which you explore methods of creating texts, thinking about the five- paragraph essay method (if you’ve used it in past courses), and the methods discussed by the authors you read in the first few weeks of class (Lu, Orwell, Tyler, Almost), as well as methods of writing you’ve been taught or used in past courses. One goal of this writing assignment is to get you thinking more about writing and the ways we think about putting texts together.
Your task for this essay is to consider one or all of the questions below in relation to the readings you’ve read during the first part of the course (Cue, Orwell, Tyler, Almost) and your own experience. Your essay should have an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion. You should also incorporate discussion of 1 or more of the readings (Lu, Orwell, Tyler, Almost) and how the ideas/concepts covered in these readings relate to your own experience with reading/writing. Here are some questions to consider in your essay: What has been your past experience putting together essays for school? What s your writing process?
How do you tackle an essay assignment? What differences do you notice in the methods that Lure Orwell, Tyler, Almost employ in their own writing processes verses the processes/methods you employ? What differences/similarities do you see in the methods that Cue, Orwell, Tyler, Almost discuss in relation to the five-paragraph essay method or other methods of writing essays that you’ve been taught? What kinds of writing genres have you been taught in your past writing courses or schooling more generally? Anything else about writing or your experience in writing courses that you feel like discussing
A Few Specifics: 3 pages List any essays used (Lu, Orwell, Tyler, Almost) on a separate references page cited in PAP format and placed on a separate page at the end of your essay. If you directly quote, paraphrase or summarize information from Lu, Orwell, Tyler, or Almost, you must include an in-text citation after the quote, paraphrase or summary. Use in-text citations for any selections you use from any sources used; whether you paraphrase, summarize or directly quote them.