English 1A – 5pm section (1371)

5-5:10pm:  How are you?  Tell us about/narrate your day…

5:10-5:25pm:  Review of last class… What we’re doing this semester.

5:25-5:35pm:  Questions about the syllabus.

5:35-5:45pm:  Freewritng.  Not just how you begin an essay, or a reaction, or anything.  Yes, you should always edit and organize your composition later, but there should always be a sense of FREEDOM, and a freeing feel to your writing.  Writing is often taught from the riles of and calls for more structure, rather than expression.  Even a critical essay, or “analytical” one, should be expressive.  Expression should ALWAYS be free on the page.  Thoughts?  What has your experience been?

5:45-6pm:  What’s an essay supposed to do, anyway?

6-6:15pm:  When you hear “Composition”, what is the first thing you think?

6:15-6:35pm:  Composition is a piece of writing, a submission that is composed, together, self-supported.  A stand-alone piece, if you will.  It should also be noted, that composition entails several parts, and a consistency of Art, expression, uniqueness and music..

Post your own definition of “Composition”, below

6:35-6:40pm:  What is your style of Composition?  Does it involve any Humor?  Search for Happiness?  Or, a strengthening of existing Happiness?

6:40-7pm:  Close….  What’s on tonight’s page?  What are you going to write in your journal?

Assignment:  Write in your journal, OBSESSIVELY.  And, more importantly, FREELY.

And…..  please buy David Sedars’ book if you haven’t already.

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  1. mikemadigan says:

    Oh… and overthinking FREEwriting is the whole reason you freewrite, to free yourself from thinking and overthought. Sorry, I think that’s hilarious… AND YOU SHOULD TOO!!!

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  2. Shantel Shaw says:

    Crazy question, but why is the timing so off? On my computer it says that it is 1:25am

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      It doesn’t matter. We’re here now, talking with each other. But, just to know, WordPress I believe is based in England. 🙂

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  3. I am so amazed how we can touch someone’s soul with our composition. How we can know so much through a composition.

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  4. mikemadigan says:

    For tonight’s page…. New approaches self-educate.

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    1. niannav says:

      What do you mean by that?

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        When you try new things, you learn. When you don’t and you keep doing the same thing or refuse to try new approaches, you’re like a motionless thing.

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  5. niannav says:

    Movies are one of my favorite things, but my favorite composition style is music because there are just so many different kinds. Music can touch people in all sorts of ways, and even one song can mean something different to everyone that listens. Having something you can connect to and become a constant makes it the best.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      I swear, if I didn’t have music I don’t think I would know how to live. Music is Composition, my life, my sight, all turns and shapes, thoughts and loves.

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      1. Tuan Dao says:

        I 100% agree because music is a huge part of my day. I listen to music at least 40-50% of my day while doing other things like skating, driving, or doing chores.

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  6. mikemadigan says:

    Also for tonight…. Exploration is sight, staying stationary assures blindness.

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  7. Paloma says:

    I do regularly try to include humor in my composition style. I believe it helps remind me and others to not take things too seriously.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Very healthy approach.

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  8. jakesilva753 says:

    Yes! when composition is expressed in songs or movies it really sticks with me, For example the song Joke’s on you from the Birds of prey movie had such an impact on me that I got a tattoo of it

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  9. Daniel Bagley says:

    While my composition generally is built up mostly of humor i still try to use evidence and speak from a position of reason and logic as i dont think random ramblings and things like that help a conversation or argument point. I dont generally listen to music as i personally dont really enjoy music all that much.

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  10. osirisaguirre says:

    In closing, I’m also not sure about what I’m going to write about maybe about this whole fire situation going on. It was a great class, talk to you guys Tuesday. Be safe guys!!!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      You as well!!! Light up that journal!! Email me some pictures!! I’ll post here on the blog if you want!!

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  11. Dominic Costantino says:

    Laughter is a gift to this world! share it!

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  12. jakesilva753 says:

    I don’t know what I’m gonna write tonight but I cant wait to explore my ideas and thoughts

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Awesome, Jake!! Enjoy!!

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  13. jakesilva753 says:

    Can’t wait to write, y’all stay safe and have a good weekend!

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  14. Abie Prieto says:

    I don’t have a composition styles but hopefully i can find one in this class . Maybe humor

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Enjoy the search!!

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  15. Giovanni Vaca says:

    I think my favorite form of composition is music. The reason is because of all the different sounds put in a certain place to make a melody. Also, the various sounds that could be from an instrument or even synthetically made with a computer.

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    1. Alric Thomas III says:

      whats your favorite genre

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      1. Giovanni Vaca says:

        probably rap or reggae

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      2. mikemadigan says:

        What artists do you like?

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      3. Giovanni Vaca says:

        For rap i’d say Trippie Redd, Juice Wrld, and J cole. For reggae i’d say rebelution, iration, and J boog

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      4. mikemadigan says:

        Awesome. Especially with the Reggae.

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  16. mikemadigan says:

    Also for your night’s page…. Have conversations with yourself, and write them. ALL.

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  17. my journal will contain feedback from my Spanish class. I have a fear that I won’t fully learn Spanish or I won’t understand how to find certain assignments. but I also do feel like im learning a lot of words that I didn’t know. My Spanish class is pretty cool. Also this class is different I digg the whole blog think and when you say not to overthink things because I catch myself doing just that!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      We all do brother, me especially. Work in progress.

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  18. Alric Thomas III says:

    In closing I’m gonna write about how my week went, what new things am I gonna try next week, and the Lakers game tonight #lakernation

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  19. noahfruge says:

    Tonight I will write about self education and the things I would want to teach myself. Then I might hop on to google and explore some of these things and see if I can teach myself something.

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  20. Shantel Shaw says:

    I think I’m going to reflect on my highschool career.

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  21. I don’t really know what I am going to write on my journal today, but I will just relax and write everything that comes to my mind. Feel the freedom and let it guide me,

    Thank you everyone. Stay safe!
    Can’t wait for our next class

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Have a great night!! Enjoy your writing!!

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  22. Tuan Dao says:

    My journal for tonight will be about my day today because today was a good one even though there are things not good happening around us like the fire and covid.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Positive outlook is healthy, and helpful to others when you write it.

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  23. adrianv7272 says:

    I’m going to write about where I plan to be in 5 years and how I plan to get there.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      I love that!!! The bridge, and its COMPOSITION,

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  24. Abie Prieto says:

    I think what i’ll write tonight is my mood today and how these fires and staying at home affected me. Maybe get some free writing today. hopefully let my mind go wild with writing tonight

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  25. ivanvillena says:

    I’m going to write about happiness. This class has inspired meto think about stuff that makes me happy. Btw Sunday UCL FINALD

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  26. niannav says:

    For the page tonight, is this for our personal journal, or an assignmnet to be emailed to you?

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Neither.. just an idea I’m sharing if you’re taking notes!!! Just some kindness from me… 🙂

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      1. niannav says:

        Thank you! do we have an assignment for tonight?

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      2. mikemadigan says:

        It’s at the bottom of the post.

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  27. Daniel Bagley says:

    In tonight journal entry im just gonna rite about how my lifes been so far and whats going on with me this week. Maybe ill talk about other stuff but the majority is just whats going on during the rest of the week

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  28. Aiden Seifert says:

    As much as I love humor i find it incorporated into how I talk more than anything I compose. My dad has showed me many comics that fostered my love of comedy as a child but I still find it difficult to intentionally insert that into any thing I am writing. Reinforcing my own happiness is the best explanation to give for what I think writing does for me and acts as a representation of how I was feeling at the time.

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  29. Paloma says:

    What an awesome class! Wishing everybody well. I think I’d like to reaffirm my intentions in my journal tonight

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Thank you so much for the #pozvibez… enjoy your night and weekend. And, enjoy your writing!!!

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  30. mikemadigan says:

    Great class y’all!!! Have a great night!!! Expect some communication from me tomorrow!! #professormikey, OUT…

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    1. Mat Lybrand says:

      Have a good night. Thank you

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  31. adrianv7272 says:

    Have a goodnight ya’ll later.

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  32. Aiden Seifert says:

    Tonight I will be writing about my experience with online school and ways to evenly divide the time in my day so I stay productive while taking adequate breaks. Thanks for the great class today I’m really starting to like this.

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  33. harmanpreet singh sabharwal says:

    hi I am having a good day

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