TIB Essay (Working Draft — 6:30pm)

We spent last class listening to and discussing our various This I Believe examples and tried to determine the features for this particular style of writing. While we agreed that these essays fit a loose category of personal essay, we also noted that their only real common feature these examples shared was their variety — that is, we saw how the genre of the This I Believe essay responded differently to the individual genre / writing situations of their respective authors.

As a quick list, we listened to:

Tarak McLain “Thirty Things I Believe

Anne Donahue “ Some Things to Know About Your Mother

Martha Leathe “Telling Kids The Whole Truth

Eve Birch “The Art of Being a Neighbor

Luis Urrea “ Life is an Act of Literary Creation

For Tuesday’s (9/16) class, then, 

Draft your own “This I Believe” essay. Shoot for two pages (550 words). Remember, a draft is a draft is a draft, and that a draft’s purpose is to be “rough.” Allow the draft to be as crappy and unsatisfying and clunky and clumsy as it needs to be at this early stage in the composing process.

  • Post your working Draft to this (class) TIB Working Draft Page.
  • Post your draft to your own blogsite on your own TIB Working Draft Page.
  • Bring four (4) hardcopies to class.

 _____________________________

For Thursday’s (9/18) class

Revise your “This I Believe Essay” based on the feedback and discussion in class.

Prepare a list of three + (3+) questions/concerns about the essay for the class to consider and respond to.

  • Post the list to our section’s list page. (no need for hardcopies)
  • Post Your revised working draft to this (class) TIB Working Draft Page as a reply to your working draft post (i.e. keep the two (2) drafts next to one another)
  • Post your draft to your own blogsite on your own TIB Working Draft Page
  • Bring 2 hardcopies of your revised draft to class.
Clarity: Identify / Point out any confusing passages. Are you able to follow the essay’s chain-of-thought / the way it connects beliefs with various anecdotes or experiences?

Persuasiveness:  Are you persuaded to agree with your author, or at least say “Okay, I can respect that idea”? How does your author use evidence and illustrations? Are there vivid details? Do particular passages need to be more vivid? Does the piece need memorable vignettes or striking phrases? Warn the author about potentially cliché thinking or phrasing.

Strength of Introduction / Conclusion: Does the introduction create interest? Does the piece use an engaging “hook” or way into the essay? Similarly, does the conclusion pull the essay’s main points into a powerful , clear wrap-up?

Editing: don’t proof-read the draft for grammar, punctuation, usage, and sentence mechanics, but do identify problem areas where grammar etc. issues distract readers and threaten to derail the essay’s impact and momentum.

Style: Consider how the essay will sound if read aloud. Consider how the essay’s prose moves from idea to idea, sentence to sentence—long phrases and sentences have a way of pulling readers and listeners away from the central point(s) your essay hopes to convey. Point out any sections where your author uses a particularly  powerful turn-of-phrase or where the author creates a strong sense of rhythm.

Most Successful / Least Effective Passage: Summarize a passage in ~ 3 sentences and explain why you think that passage works best / least well.

 

94 thoughts on “TIB Essay (Working Draft — 6:30pm)

  1. Pingback: games for sex

  2. Pingback: female viagra pill

  3. Pingback: viagra tablets australia

  4. Pingback: viagra otc price

  5. Pingback: viagra para mujeres

  6. Pingback: generic tadalafil cost

  7. Pingback: strongest viagra pill

  8. Pingback: stromectol 6 mg for sale

  9. Pingback: viagra en ligne

  10. Pingback: otc viagra canada

  11. Pingback: viagra prices

  12. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine for sale online

  13. Pingback: viagra pills for men

  14. Pingback: cialis online without prescription

  15. Pingback: viagra cvs

  16. Pingback: side effects of viagra

  17. Pingback: erectile dysfunction pills cheap

  18. Pingback: cialis vs viagra

  19. Pingback: order prescription viagra online

  20. Pingback: real viagra without doctor prescription

  21. Pingback: sildenafil rx coupon

  22. Pingback: non subscription ed

  23. Pingback: viagra over the counter price

  24. Pingback: alternatives to viagra

  25. Pingback: generic z pack over the counter

  26. Pingback: ivermectin scabies treatment for humans

  27. Pingback: human ivermectin dose

  28. Pingback: otc z pack

  29. Pingback: stromectol dose

  30. Pingback: treatment for ivermectin toxicity

  31. Pingback: dapoxetine vs prozac

  32. Pingback: generic viagra 100mg

  33. Pingback: ivermectin pills for scabies

  34. Pingback: lisinopril for myocardial infarction

  35. Pingback: sildenafil 50mg

  36. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine order amazon

  37. Pingback: sildenafil online canada

  38. Pingback: buy viagra in australia store

  39. Pingback: ivermectin de 6

  40. Pingback: does zithromax decrease milk supply

  41. Pingback: cialis sans ordonnance

  42. Pingback: buy online

  43. Pingback: buy viagra from tijuana

  44. Pingback: buy viagra in bulk

  45. Pingback: what is ivermectin for

  46. Pingback: ivermectin human dose

  47. Pingback: best websites to buy viagra

  48. Pingback: ivermectin rosacea

  49. Pingback: sildenafil 100mg online uk

  50. Pingback: zithramax lyme

  51. Pingback: ivermectin ear mites

  52. Pingback: ivermectin sheep drench tractor supply

  53. Pingback: cialis website

  54. Pingback: generic viagra for sale uk

  55. Pingback: ivermectin dosage for demodex

  56. Pingback: order generic cialis

  57. Pingback: viagra from mexico

  58. Pingback: scabies treatment ivermectin

  59. Pingback: viagra online without prescription free shipping

  60. Pingback: best online pharmacy tadalafil

  61. Pingback: cost of viagra

  62. Pingback: order prednisone online

  63. Pingback: cialis tadalafil 10mg

  64. Pingback: propecia 28 tablets california

  65. Pingback: buy generic viagra online

  66. Pingback: online viagra prescription

  67. Pingback: larotid 6mg

  68. Pingback: is cialis better than viagra

  69. Pingback: amoxicillin price no insurance

  70. Pingback: buy genuine viagra online uk

  71. Pingback: buy viagra hong kong

  72. Pingback: stromectol 6mg for scabies

  73. Pingback: viagra online

  74. Pingback: pills like cialis

  75. Pingback: sildenafil

  76. Pingback: function of deltasone

  77. Pingback: buy ivermectin 6 mg

  78. Pingback: cymbalta starting dose

  79. Pingback: 1

  80. Pingback: viagra online generic

  81. Pingback: cheapest viagra

  82. Pingback: stromectol medscape

  83. Pingback: cialis 10mg

  84. Pingback: cialis cost

  85. Pingback: can you buy cialis

  86. Pingback: cialis 10

  87. Pingback: natural viagra

  88. Pingback: viagra online usa

  89. Pingback: canadian viagra

  90. Pingback: order viagra online

  91. Pingback: viagra online cheap

  92. Pingback: viagra 100mg

  93. Pingback: purchase cialis online cheap

  94. Pingback: best time to take stromectol

Leave a Reply