RWA9: Brainstorming Exercise

Professor Rodgers

College Writing

Brainstorming Exercise, e.g., "Back of the Napkin" Assignment

First, please read over the Essay 2 guidelines. Choose a topic and decide on which essay(s) you will be writing on. Then, please write SOMETHING about your topic down on a piece of paper or a napkin and bring it to class on Wednesday. You can write many pages, a list, or just a short note, but please spend anywhere from a half hour to an hour thinking about this. If you prefer to bring in an audio file or video file of yourself talking about your topic, that is also fine. 

Second, please spend one-half hour writing about whether your would recommend this essay to someone to read. If yes, why? If no, why not? In the course of writing, please try to cite specific passages and quotes from the essay to explain why you feel it is or is not an important essay to read.