To prepare for Tuesday's seminar, complete the Guided Reading Assignment for Gretel Ehrlich's "The Solace of Open Spaces," pages 643-650 in the McGraw-Hill Reader and review "Our Vanishing Night" by Verlyn Klinkenborg and discuss the following questions with a partner:
1) What ideas do Klinkenborg's essay "Our Vanishing Night" and Walkowicz's lecture "Look Up for a Change" share?
2) In what ways to Klinkenborg's and Walkowicz's arguments DIFFER?
- Which differences occur because of AUDIENCE?
- Which differences occur because of MEDIUM/GENRE?
- What details from these arguments (or experiences from your own life) make you open to these ideas?
- Do you reject these ideas because of your personal experiences, other conflicting texts, or something in the arguments themselves?
HW: Finish revising "Sense of Place" writing assignment - final draft due 9/17 to Turnitin.com. Rubric available when you log in at Turnitin.com--click on the little "staircase" icon next to the assignment title. Tomorrow is the last day to email for extensions!!!
Refer to Pust's sample "Sense of Place" writing assignment for guidance, and please submit drafts to me for comments after you have it peer-reviewed!