Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What is it?

This is a tool that has been used for thousands of years. Write a three paragraph essay describing it. The first paragraph should describe what it looks like. The second paragraph should describe what it is used for. The third paragraph should tell a story about the object. Do not feel like you have to figure out what it is "for real". Make up whatever you would like, but make sure that it makes sense in terms of what the object looks like. Post your paragraph as a comment by Thursday, September 23 at 10pm. ALSO, read the writing of the person who posted just before you (if you are first, you may come back and ream whomever's you like), and be prepared to talk to them in class about it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"The Learning Curve" Assignment

In his story, "The Learning Curve", David Sedaris goes into great detail about what kind of image he wants to present to his students. Write a paragraph describing the image you would want to portray of yourself in a particular situation. It can be funny, like "The Learning Curve", or it can be serious. You can write about any arena that you'd like, real or imagined. For example, you can invent a rock star persona for yourself or the image you'd like to present if you were the loving lapdog of an elderly woman. Be creative, and be very descriptive. Think about what clothes you might wear, what your voice would sound like, what you would want people to call you, etc, as Sedaris does in his story. Post your paragraph as a comment and include your name as it appears on the roster.