5-5:10: How are you feeling, now that the semester is over? Plans for Summer?
-What he showed you.
-How you connected with him.
-Are you going to read other works of his? Why or why not?
-Again, considering out semester’s dominant idea or theme of Truth, how is Sedairs’ truth-telling different than Lawson, Irby, YOURS?
-What did you write on Sedaris and send to me? Share with your colleagues….
OTP: More than his comedy and humor, reflect and review your notes on his intentions.
OTP: His form and definition of essay writing is essential in his delivery of truth and experience, self-talk and growth.
5:40-6: Your final essay, your idea… talk to us.
-How do you have it structured, so far?
-Where did you start?
-What have you done?
OTP: This essay involves more ownership than the others. And if not more, then a different kind of ownership and onus, composition and narration.
6-6:20: Now, you start writing…. So what are you writing in this idea of yours and how does it involve our three authors? What do you want to say???
OTP: How do you start, from that one word, whatever it is…. Truth, Love, Self, Self-talk, Humor, Form, Life….
OTP: Thinking is essential, but it’s also toxic…. Meditation and excess contemplation do NOT finish the essay. Just write, edit and organize later. Mind the architecture of your essay.
OTP: Time…. Know it, control it. And the way you do so is by inventorying and controlling your
ASSIGNMENT: Work on final essay….. Inventory what you do, log your steps, specific points of progress. This really helps!