With Didion’s philosophy in mind, we can use writing as a tool in order to discover a meaning of a particular dance piece. Throughout the semester, reading from other writers have provided helpful hints when writing about dance as we discover that by detailed description, underlying interpretations can expose themselves. During this semester, there was a considerable amount of focus on description and interpretation that lead to a few difficulties. From previously taken dance courses, I have had experience describing dance movement through writing so that the readers could see a dance without physically viewing it. This particular course provided more insight on how much description I
This reader goes back to certain words, paragraphs, even sections and tries to find out if the author meant something else by his words. His writing, even though it’s modern, drags a little bit as if he was trying to fill pages before he went to the climax. This story was not boring, but it made me inpatient. I was constantly waiting for the next exciting scene. Slowly, disappointment came from me in this story.
I assume she calls them to a certain instrument so they can play a different instrument each time and sit next to someone else because they have a seating chart on the floor. In general, Mrs. Pollard’s class management during discussions involves a lot of taking turns and if someone talks too much or does not let others answer she will ask them to stop. They know these routines because she set them in place when the class first started. Mrs. Pollard told our observation group that the first classes are important because that is when the rules and routines are set up. Her most common classroom management techniques were eye contact, “the look”, and using student
One of my all-time favorite books when I was a child was Junie B. Jones. I read every book that had her name in the title. Reading was my great escape; it was like I would get lost in the books. I would spend hours reading, and at times, I felt like I was the characters in the book. Reading exposed me to many different situations and outcomes, and it also broadened my vocabulary.
In “On Keeping a Notebook,” Joan Didion uses immersive, conversational diction along with a self-deprecating tone to explore how writing shapes memory and by extension, identity. Didion opens the essay with an excerpt from her notebook, just opaque enough interesting. She uses conversational phrases and questions to invite the reader into an assessment of the journal entry. Didion retrospectively wonders why she wrote what she did, and leads the reader through a realisation of the full meaning of the excerpt. This process introduces the reader to Didion in two ways: first as the writer and narrator, and second as the girl in plaid silk dress.
Keomany Luangsongkham Professor Brownell ENGWR 50 22 January 2018 Summary of Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” In “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott talks about how a writer's life is not as wonderful as it seems when they write their stories. The first draft you write will always be bad ideas because it is being put together without caring if it makes sense or not. Writing is not as easy as it seems even for good writers who have written books before or have been writing for a long time because it takes time to form a story or even write a sentence as well as perfect it. Even a motivated writer who motivates themselves to write will not help. Writers who have written for a long time and who are good at writing and the spoken language
My biggest frustration with people today is that they live unconsciously with little or no attention span. There is so much external stimuli. Many people have not developed the skills to calm themselves and read. Many would rather watch the film or television version of a story—so much is missed because they won’t spend the time. What is the key to writing memoir?
I think that the main theme in this poem is that people these days are annoyed on how slowly things go so the author wants all his questions to be answered as fast as possible. In the first stanza the writer mentions that the sloth has no peers. There is an image shown in line two and three in the first stanza. It says “you ask him something in his ear, he thinks for a year”. (Roethke, the sloth).
“Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.”- Ray Bradbury Everyone in life over thinks things at times especially when writing, but writers need to get their heads down and get their pens to paper.
In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview. According to Rao the “modern attitude
• “For homework tonight your job is to research the situation that you and your group examined closely. Using the real names of the events, places, and people please print off and bring in one article that discusses your situation in more depth. You must write down the copy down the URL address of the website in which you get your article from Please use the close reading strategies that we practiced today in class to closely read your article. In order to participate in the class discussion you must do a PIN reading of your article. You will write something that is positive, interesting, and negative from what you read.
There were some aspects of the essay such as in paragraph one where she explains that not all writers wake up in the morning full of enthusiasm and the words just seem to flow out onto paper. Then she makes a comment about another writer, and then states that even God can’t stand her. While I was looking for a follow up to what she stated here, thinking it had something to do with the essay, it did not. Now you take a scholar, or an English professor and they may see this as being unnecessary thus taking away from the importance of her point of the
In the article “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lemott she discusses how every writer has difficulty putting their ideas on paper because writing should be seen as a process that even the best and famous writers follow. She also talks about how even the best writers don’t just come with ideas and just begin writing on paper and make it as their final draft. Lemott also points out the importance of being able to just write down every thought into the first draft regardless of the structure of the draft and how it makes it easier to start the second draft. After writing the second draft it makes the final draft a review of punctuation and grammar corrections. As a food reviewer she struggled putting her ideas together because she would start doubting
This is where my deep thoughts come out and all put onto paper. When I write I am in my own world and everything else is blocked. A writing experience I am going to talk about is a time where I had to write a personal essay on my life during my senior year. During the writing process, I struggled on how to start my intro being said that it has to be interesting. My teacher said that the intro is important because that is what keeps the reader going and if it is not interesting they will stop reading.
I then spent weeks and months working on these ideas on the side and at night. Most of the time I would get bored and give up on the project or if I finished it, no one would sign up when it was launched. I did this for so many years it 's kind of embarrassing. AppFog was the first time I did something different, and this change in my usual game plan occurred because I was too tired to jump right into the programming right away.