How can you apply the suggestions provided in this text to the work of selecting and reading sources for your Paper 2 assignment? Are the practices of reading and thinking outlined here ones you have already taken on?
What do you think Dethier means when he says that “Revision takes you from self to society.” Do you agree with this statement? Have you ever experienced revision as a process that operates in this way?
What could you relate to in this essay? What were you resistant to? If you tried the mouse-in-the-jar exercise at the end, how did it go?
How closely did the description provided in this text match your experience of college writing, so far? (Post by classtime on Monday March 13)
After reading through these poems (introduction optional) choose our favorite and do a close reading, commenting on language, meaning, rhythm, relation to the larger work, or anything else that strikes you.
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What does “the erotic,” according to Lorde?
For this class we are looking at two modes of writing by one author, Kirill Medvedev. How do you see the relationship between Medvedev’s poems and his prose? Do they share similarities in terms of voice. Do they participate in the same political or artistic practice? Do they send the same message, or different messages?
What are some of the ways that Barbara Ehrenreich uses imagery in Maid to Order to dramatize the conditions of the maid in the modern household? How does she connect the account of modern cleaning services to the bigger stories of 20th century feminism and the rise of a globalized economy?
What is the ecological, political, and psychological importance of the small farm, according to Wendell Berry? What are the values that threaten it, and what are the values that it upholds?