Week 12 Nov 13–19

Week 12 Nov 13–19

How can we combine the old words in new orders so that they survive, so that they create beauty, so that they tell the truth? That is the question.

––Virginia Woolf, “Craftsmanship”

Monday November 14

  • Writing Workshop: Before class post on your blog an opening (3-5 paragraphs) to one of the essays in your sequence. We will be reading these paragraphs in class; responding to them in an open discussion; exploring ways to move a reader into the essay, and the essay sequence; and drafting alternatives based on our study of essays this semester
  • Sign up for individual conferences

Wednesday November 16

  • Writing Workshop: Before class post on your blog a working draft of one of your essays. We will be reading the essays to discern and describe the writer’s presence, the idea of the essay, and the forms and uses of evidence

Featured Essay Writer: Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), selections from the essays: “Professions for Women,” “Street Haunting: a London Adventure,” “Talland House,” “On a Faithful Friend,” “22 Hyde Park Gate,” The Death of the Moth,” “Am I a Snob?” “The Cinema,” “Craftsmanship,” “how Should One Read a Book?” These essays are useful in considering opening strategies as well as presence, idea, and evidence