Thursday, March 29, 2012

Project 3 Purpose Essay: Why We Write

As we transition to Project 3, you'll write a 1,000 word paper about a subject you are personally passionate about.  This essay should focus on two major areas: describing why your subject is important to you, and then describing how English 101 has prepared you to write about this topic.

Unit 3 - Grassroots - Spring 2012

This is the main page for Project 3, your Grassroots articles.  More information will be posted soon.  In the meantime, be sure to check the Grassroots Purpose Essay and the Genre Analysis Assignment for more information on the preparation assignments.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Metaphor and Imagery: Writing to Hold Your Reader

The following exercise is designed to help see the relationships between language and imagery.  By writing metaphors centered on concrete objects and extending them to abstract and even judgmental concepts, you'll see how the "real world" can be used to hold the reader's attention.