The first part of this assignment will help you â€œflesh outâ€ your topic. Take 10-15 minutes to free write about your topic. Chapters 4 and 5 in your textbook can help you decide what kind of free writing you want to do, but donâ€™t feel restricted by one genre. Write down everything that pertains to your topic, including questions your readers might have. Donâ€™t worry about grammar or sentence structure; this is a brainstorming activity.
Next, create an outline as a preliminary structure for the narrative essay. Use several of the outlining rules on pp. 111-115 of The Writerâ€™s Way, but be sure to include the following:
Outline in three to five parts only (rule no. 1)
Donâ€™t describe; summarize (no. 5)
Outline whole sentences only (no. 8)
You may use as many of the other rules as you feel necessary. The goal is to present a structure for how your final essay may look. As such, an outline is not a series of paragraphs or a rough draft. Here is a sample freewrite and outline that you can use to help you get started.
Please submit your responses to both prompts in a single document.