Archive | September, 2015

9/16/15 Meeting — the draft

16 Sep

Drafts are a funny thing, I’ve always thought.  Hemingway said the first draft of anything’s shit, but I disagree–  OR, it doesn’t have to be.  For today, let’s focus on the feels of the papers; how the topics are introduced, how they’re supported and how you incorporate not only evidence from the text but your outside sources as well.  And then, how you wrap it up.


And Mr. Wolff?  What are your thoughts on his attitude, thus far?  Granted, we only read two of his short works, but there’s an obvious presence on the page, wouldn’t you say? 

Let’s go through his stories, and see what observations in his prose should be noted…

What’s everybody writing….

5 Sep

today?  What’s inspiring you?  Fill those journals!  You’ll thank me later.



English 370….

5 Sep

I’ll be posting for you soon…

Forgive the delay….


SOLANO, 370 — Take a Position!

2 Sep

So.. after all the short pieces we’ve read, start preparing a 4-page position.  NO, it doesn’t have IMG_7979-0to be four FULL pages!  Just get onto the fourth page and try and extend/expand your argument to the bottom.  The last candidates for this paper are “A Hanging” on page 167, Hemingway’s “Camping Out” on 195, and Muñoz with “Leave Your Name at the Border” on 437.  Pick the piece that you’re most passionate about, that you connect with the most and develop a strong opinion…  A statement!

Start taking notes in your journal, then start typing an outline if you wish..  BUT, you must comment below as to which piece that we’ve read so far you’re entertaining selecting for this longer essay and why (meaning your reasoning, and justification).  Your response below can be as long as you wish, just be sure that we, your colleagues, know where you’re coming from (idea-wise).