Friday, January 20th, 2017

Syllabus Overview
Discuss Cracked Article
Identity and Writing:
*Who do we need to become in order to be successful writers?

  • What different masks do we wear when we write in different situations?
  • How much writing do we really do every day?

Homework: Read the Preface to Naming What We Know. Pay close attention to English, politics and cultural identity.
Writing assignment: Consider what you'll be doing in five years, assuming you're successful in all of your endeavors. Now imagine the mask you'll need to wear to successfully write in that position. Create the mask (on paper or electronic, if paper, bring in on Monday) and then explain the traits and motivations you will have when wearing that mask. Remember to include what you'll be doing.