ENGLISH 1A – 7PM SECTION

9/1/20

7-710:  Check-in… how’s your day, week?  Narrate your day…..

710-730:  Before we get into Sedaris, talk to us about your reading methods….

730-750:  Sedaris, the four essays we read.  Observations?  How did the reading feel?  What insight do you have on this author?

750-810:  What parts/quotes did you like most?  Why?

810-830:  Does he have you thinking about writing a different way, possibly telling your own story from a funnier form?

830-850:  Thoughts, and close…..

ASSIGNMENT:  Read the next three essays, take notes on them IN YOUR JOURNAL. Post pictures of your journal writings on Sedaris, on your class’s assignment post.  Any questions, send me a text.

259 Comments Add yours

  1. garinmccormick says:

    I don’t know if I Think he has me writing in a totally different way. But he does encourage me to just experiment with things.

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  2. I think I would probably be continuing on reading books like this.

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  3. beysaira abundiz says:

    Yes, he does having me thinking about writing a different way and make things funnier and interesting because if you write something simple you won’t want to finish reading it that’s something I will do. When I was reading David Sedaris it was very interesting that I want to knew what going to happen next it makes his chapters so much fun and interesting. It makes you want to read more and finish the book.

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  4. Michael Pearson says:

    I do find myself thinking about writing as well as reading differently. In the past I would have read these stories while trying to figure how how and why I should like them, than I would have written something that I thought the teacher would want to hear. Not I am reading it with no agenda coming to my own conclusions and writing about those Ideas. It does make the writing much more enjoyable when I get to write to my own thoughts and not to those that I think someone else has.

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  5. renvs says:

    Sedaris has me inspired of trying to think back to some “bad memories” and trying to find the humor of the situations that I don’t like recalling.

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  6. Anahiolazo says:

    I would like to be humorous but unfortunately I not. I hope that by reading Sedaris’ essays some of his humor or sarcasm will rub off on me subconsciously

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      If not humor, then just the eagerness to share your story.

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  7. Luis Varela says:

    I feel like i can’t right the way he does. Sadly, however his vocabulary would effect my writing.

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      1. Luis Varela says:

        The style he has in my opinion is to different to my style of composition. I do think his vocabulary I will be able to learn and use in my own writing.

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  8. noahfruge says:

    personally I have only written for school so it had to be serious or it was subjects that I was not interested in so I couldn’t joke about them in my papers/writings. However after writing in a notebook for just myself it is more freeing and easier to joke around about the things that are happening in my own life. Also after researching and reading David Sedaris it makes me want to reflect each day and just laugh at the things that made me angry that day because it helps me get past them.

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  9. renvs says:

    A thought: Sedaris has me wanting to write more openly and honestly and true to myself!

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  10. mikemadigan says:

    Alright y’all…. let’s start to close it up. What’s on tonight’s page for you? Notes, etc…

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  11. duncankindopp says:

    Today’s page made me think about how I want to throw more humor into my writing.

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  12. Michael Pearson says:

    I am in charge of my own path but need to keep an open mind.

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  13. mikemadigan says:

    For me… the essay. Truth. Family and the exploration of one’s own family through the essay.. Just f/cking write.

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  14. aalexvillanueva94 says:

    this is the first time i have ever had such an interest in an English class. before starting the semester i was pretty nervous especially with the fact that it was going to be online and not knowing exactly what the platform was going to be like weather it was through zoom or canvas, but i feel very good about it and have had a great experience so far. i enjoy being able to share my thoughts and opinions and get civilized responses and feedback, cause you cant really do that on any social media platforms, you just get a bunch of people telling you you’re wrong and you criticizing you. i’m enjoying reading this book by Sedaris and i look forward to the next 2.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers. Enjoy your night!!

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    2. For me, Write everything in my own form, write my truth and tell it all, the way it is, every aspect of it. Have fun with it.

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  15. Luis Varela says:

    I am going to write that I can be more positive when looking at my life ahead.

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  16. renvs says:

    Note for my notes tonight. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Write exactly what your thinking don’t censor yourself!

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    1. Luis Varela says:

      Amen! Awomen!! Anon-binary!!! I agree with this 100%

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  17. garinmccormick says:

    Mine is to be grateful for the things I grew up with that not everybody had.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Yes!! Have a great night!!

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      1. garinmccormick says:

        you too!

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  18. beysaira abundiz says:

    Today’s notes to write and mix funny with serious!

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  19. renvs says:

    Have a good night everyone! It was great seeing everyone’s perspective in the reading and also learning different reading methods! You all are awesome! Thank you!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Love this positive language. Thank you so much. Go enjoy your night!!

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  20. kaylinromo says:

    Notes for tonight: Let it all out on paper. Don’t hold back and don’t over think it too much. Better out than in.

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    1. renvs says:

      Random connection, but this reminded me of Shrek. But yes! Let it go!

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      1. kaylinromo says:

        HAHAHA omg you’re right! Shrek coming though with the quotes, even for English! lol

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  21. noahfruge says:

    tonights notes will be a reflection on the next three essays

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  22. Quince Wu says:

    Mine is that I can let an unpleasant moment stay in me forever or I can use a fun prospective and learn from it!

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    1. renvs says:

      Yes!

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  23. beysaira abundiz says:

    Goodnight Everyone!

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  24. Todays notes, try a little humor in my writing!

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  25. Good Night Ya’ll! It was fun like always! Love hearing your thoughts!

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  26. Quince Wu says:

    Good Night!

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  27. kaylinromo says:

    Good night everyone!!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Same to you, Kaylin. Great seeing you.

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  28. mikemadigan says:

    Get ready for some Zoom next class, y’all… Go enjoy your night!!! Mikey needs some wine.

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  29. claudia alvarez says:

    Note for tonight, have fun and make your writing meaningful to yourself

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  30. claudia alvarez says:

    See y’all soon! Good night

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  31. My day has been Me going throughout my schedule back in forth in the morning trying to check for my other class that started today with sleeping in after being done with the beginning. My reading method is just reading through the text and remembering the parts that would probably be most important; for insight on this author I have nothing to say. A observation was the quote of him sounding like shrek. It just lets me know that you can be more cunning in your writing.

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