We completed our final pre-writing exercises from the yellow book before students did some independent work examining the similarities and differences among the last three professional nonfiction models we read. We discussed those similarities and differences to develop a list of criteria nonfiction essays should have. We also began using the Burroway text for some new prompts as well as some instruction on the elements of these essays. Homework: complete one piece of pre-writing from ch. 7 of Burroway; spend about 20 minutes on it.