5-5:10pm: Intro…. How was your break? What did you do?
What did you read, write? Read or write anything for you?
5:10-5:35pm: Lawson’s book…. What is your opinion?
What did it show you?
What do you wish it had done?
If it did teach you something or connect with you in some unique way, what was it?
What do you think she wants for us?
5:35-6pm: Writing an opinion essay on her…. Where do you start?
Self-talk and self-care, self-love…
6-6:20pm: Your ideas and their structure… where are you starting? What singular word or thought? Forget about essays and an English class for a second… say you’re a journalist, an editorialist, one just authoring an opinion. What do you want to say about Jenny Lawson? What do you have expertise in?
Returning to her book, did you find anything that gives you more understanding of the title? Anything that showed you that there are things in life that don’t have to be looked at a certain way?
Start writing your opinion essay…. Please use one of the OUTSIDE sources you found on her to support your idea. Could be an article on her, a video of her speaking on YouTube, whatever. Just no Wikipedia….
ASSIGNMENT: Start writing essay, be prepared to report your progress on Monday. Essay will be due on March 1st, 2021.
LENGTH: 4 pages (not including Works Cited Page).
ALSO…. Email me some thoughts from your journal… how you took notes on Lawson, or your day, and what the journal does for you. Show me that you’re using it, and I’ll award credit.
***For this first essay, and I can’t say this enough… Don’t overthink it. Worry about structure and editing later. To start, just WRITE if you haven’t already. Remember, an opinion… support it. DON’T SUMMARIZE, and quote only when you have to, to support your idea.