5-5:10: How are you closing up the semester? What is your plan, strategy, vision?
5:10-5:35: Sedaris Observations? Don’t worry about spoiling anything.. even if you reveal some occurrence or development we still have to read.
5:35-6: Building the singular idea… using the books we’ve read. Start researching around your idea… you will be required to use TWO outside sources to support your argument.
OTP: If you don’t have one yet, consider “Truth”, the word with which we started the semester.
6-6:20: What are you writing in your journal? How do you use it? How does it help you? What do you want the journal to do, going forward in your studies, life?
OTP: Music… find music in your writing, especially with this final essay.
OTP: Your idea should be note just interesting to you, but ADDICTIVE. You should want to write it, possibly even having written pages already, notes, sketches typed or scribbled…. You should always be in love with YOUR inner-sentences, what you want to write.
OTP: Sedaris teaches temperament with writing, but also craze and lawless leaps…
OTP: Want to learn something? When you finish an essay and have put time into it, collaborated with me or a colleague, and submit on-time, you have a better chance at liking the result.
OTP: If you’re not a fan of your writing, of yourself, CHANGE THAT.
ASSIGNMENT: Keep reading Sedaris, please finish and type your 3-page singular idea essay and send to me. Again, when done, on or before Monday the 3rd.