RWA7: Preparing a Finished Piece of Writing
I would like you to prepare a piece of finished writing for next Monday. Regardless of which option you choose, I’d like you to a/ indicate what audience you are writing for (professor, classmates, friends, other), b/ work through the revision, editing, and proofreading guidelines in Professor Rodgers’ book, pp. 40-42, BEFORE handing in the paper, c/ include a title for the essay, and, (of course) d/ follow MLA or APA formatting and textual citation guidelines.
There are three options:
1/ Revise, edit, and proofread your autobiography.
2/ Write a new autobiography based on your insights from the last assignment and the work we have done in our course this semester. If you choose this option, I would like you to re-envision your autobiography as a statement about yourself in a form, tone, and style that you consider complete and that you consider interesting. What is it that you are interested in writing?: an academic essay, a lyrical essay, a personal essay, something else? For which audience are you interested in writing such a piece for? What dialect is most appropriate for this essay? What structure is most appropriate? What medium is most appropriate, e.g., print, video, Web, text-messaging, micro-blogging? I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.
3/ Write a compare/contrast essay in which you write about and consider three texts: your autobiography, RWA3 (What Are Your Strengths as a Communicator?), and RWA6 (Re-reading Your Autobiography)