Had a “heart-to-heart” regarding how this class works and emphasizing the fact that you will be successful in it if you:
1. Trust me and do what I tell you to do.
2. Do your best
3. Learn to become an effective writer
Look at the McGuire essay as an example of effective writing, and think of all the “rules” that Brown is breaking!
We finished going over Ellison’s essay. Talked about parallel structure and juxtaposition of ideas. We learned that we could write an entire essay on just one sentence!!
Homework: Same as yesterday’s.