Wednesday, 8/30; Thursday, 8/31

We went back to some writing prompts for pre-writing before returning to the professional sample from last class, “My New Look.” We discussed the author, how he wanted to be perceived, and where we saw this in the text. We also discussed his purpose and some of the hallmarks of this type of writing. To wrap up, students read two new essays in a different style — we will be comparing the style of these three essays in a future class. Homework: try to spend some time soon extending one of the pre-writing exercises you’ve already completed in your journal.