RWAFiction: Introduction to the Short Story as Genre

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Introduction to the Short Story as Genre
Professor Rodgers

Please carefully read "A Brief History of the Short Story" by William Boyd then respond to the following questions.  Please type your response to this question, follow MLA formatting guidelines, and make sure to read over your response at least once before handing in the assignment.

1/ In one page or less, please explain what Boyd's key point is in his essay  and the supporting points the author makes to support/discuss that key point.

2/ What did you learn from reading this essay?

3/ What questions do you have for the author or for our class after reading this essay?

4/ Please make a list of any words, phrases, or passages in the two essays that you found difficult to understand.  I suggest making using a three column format for this list:  column 1: what you don't understand; column 2: your question, i.e., who is that?, what is that?, what does that mean?; column 3: your answer and how you came to this, i.e., I think this is a novelist I've never heard of; 19th c. female novelist (Wikipedia), etc. 

Please type your responses to these questions, follow MLA formatting guidelines, and make sure to read over your responses at least once before handing in the assignment.

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