Thinking and writing are connected activities. We think before we write, and writing changes our thinking. While all kinds of pre-writing activities are useful, answering a series of questions before writing a literary analysis can be particularly productive. The following is practice and will take the place of this week?s discussion forum.
You will not necessarily write an essay on this specific story, but practicing the prewriting process with it will be a useful exercise to develop the necessary critical thinking for literary analysis and argument. Read Alice Walker?s “Everyday Use” and answer these questions that are geared toward helping you understand her narrative point of view and purpose. Offer specific support from the text. You are encouraged to complete a first draft of the assignment then revise your work. See the rubric in the syllabus for specific details regarding the grading of this assignment.
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