M-Tu Jan. 20-21
➤ Begin reading for Paper #2
Read the Paper #2 instructions, choose a chapter from My Country and My People to critique, and read as much of that chapter as possible.
(Note: I would not suggest you choose Chapter One (“The Chinese People”) because it’s mostly informational. Any other chapter would be fine.)
➤ speaker tasks
(2-3 minutes each)
If you are a speaker for next class, tell us what Lin says in the chapter you’ve chosen and what points you plan to make about it in your paper.
➤ Writing exercise #3
Ungraded. As always, follow my Formatting Guidelines for Written Work.
Read “The Disappearance of the Strident Protest Novel: Uncle Tom’s Cabin at 163.” Choose three new words, phrases, or sentence structures you could imagine yourself using in Paper #2. Using each, write a sentence or phrase about the chapter you chose. Put the word or phrase in bold so I know which one it is.
Also: Please think about these questions and be ready to discuss in class:
How is this essay similar to the one we’ll be writing?
How will our essay have to be different from this one?
What are some different ways our essays could begin?