September 12, 2005
Helpful links for Paper One
I'll update this post with links to helpful sample readings for our first paper. I highly encourage you to post links yourself in the comments! For now, I just have a quick one, Salon's "Summer School". I am handing out one of these articles in class today.
Summer School. These are in a slightly different genre than what you're writing, but I think they're helpful nonetheless. In particular, they're a good example of what it's like to describe a personal experience with reading and how it affects you.
I mentioned in class that there was a great article about Fight Club online. It's particularly nice in that it's a great example of a writer trying to impress a certain kind of audience. What do you think of this article? Why do you think the author uses the style he does - consider, for example, where this article is published, the "New York State Writer's Institute."
Here is a pdf of our first paper assignment.
here's a copy of our syllabus, in PDF format.