There are three main purposes of this assignment:
Evaluate the various “pump-priming” techniques detailed in Chapter 1 of the textbook.
Employ two “pump-priming” techniques.
Produce materials for the narrative essay in Writing Project 1.
This assignment is an opportunity to focus your efforts on the first stage of writing: prewriting. For this assignment, you are to compose and submit the prewriting portion of the narrative essay required for Writing Project 1.
Pick one of the topic maxims from Writing Project 1 (see below).
A little learning is a dangerous thing
The more things change, the more they stay the same
Don’t judge a book by its cover
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
The long way round is the short way home
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
More flies are caught with honey than vinegar
Lost time is never found
A clean conscience makes a soft pillow
Every slip is not a fall
“Ifs” and “Buts” butter no bread
Youth is wasted on the young
A fool and his money are soon parted
Experience is the best teacher
Good fences make good neighbors
Necessity is the mother of invention
Revenge is a dish best served cold
Utilize at least two of the “pump-priming” techniques described in Chapter 1 of your textbook. Be sure to demonstrate that you have fully explored the prewriting strategy you choose. For instance:
If you have a conversation about the paper with a friend, describe that conversation in detail
If you choose to cluster, include four or five levels of boxes or cubes
If you freewrite, aim for 200+ words
Submit your prewriting.
Be sure to clearly label your submission, including your last name and the assignment in the title (e.g., “Jones, Narrative Essay Prewriting”)
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Due no later than Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET