Thought..

On collection, mental health, self…

ENGLISH 1A PROMPT

Who are you, today? Who and what is YOUR character? Not asking you to do a third-person piece, but define and describe the identity you offer the world, TODAY. Enjoy your writing…. -Mike

ENGLISH 1A PROMPT – SHORT REACTION #5 PROMPT

Now that you are finished with Sedars’ book, or should be, I have a very specific question for this 5th 2-page reaction, WHICH YOU WILL POST BELOW: Write a letter to me, Mike Madigan, commenting on how David Sedaris has changed the definition of an “essay”, with his style and form of essay writing. Don’t…

ENGLISH 1A – CLASS PROMPTS FOR THURSDAY 10/14/21

(5-5:10pm:) How was your day?  Anything in in the day itself that taught you something about you, how you see your life and day and what occurs in both? (5:10-5:35pm:) What are some of your initial observations on David Sedaris?  Feel free to expand from what you texted me, if you did.  Is he happy,…

ENGLISH 1A PROMPT

Everything around you has value, everything around you instructs.  Yes, you have to choose to see it that way, but it’s for years been something I’ve believed. Where are you right now, what are you doing?  What is your Now teaching you?  It’s easy to dismiss this idea, but that’s a choice. Try looking further…

ENGLISH 1A PROMPT

Whatever you feel on a Monday morning is imagined, positive or antithetical..what you do and how you react, what you create is what’s meaningful and story-relevant.

ENGLISH 1A PROMPT

Write something.  Anything, below.  A story, a note to yourself, a thought… think of engaging readers, keeping them on the page.  Not selling, but genuine and heartfelt, TRUE, engagement.  This could take any form… enjoy your writing, enjoy the fact that you will attract readers, new friends, build community.  Not “followers”, but REAL interactions and…

ENGLISH 1A PROMPT

Samantha Irby approaches several ideas and realities in her essays. I would argue that there are two or maybe three topics which dominate her attitude and narrative. In your opinion, what are those topics, and in what THREE essays do you see them most? Please cite examples, and explain them. Thanks….. -pm