Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Starting a Conversation

For this post, take as your prompt one of the earlier posts on someone else's blog. Find something that sparks your interest or imagination, and respond to what your classmate has said.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Starting at the Very Beginning: Idea Generation.

Research Ideas. Using two or three of the ideas you generated in class, free-write for at least ten minutes. Remember that free-writing isn't for an audience, so there are no rules. Just keep typing anything that comes into your head related to your topic, to help generate a topic on which you'd like to focus. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Out of the Best Books

Tell us about a piece of writing that has impacted your life. It could be something you wrote, something you read, or even something you wish that you'd written. What was the text, and how did it affect you and your choices? (For this exercise, I'm going to forbid quoting scripture. You all already know that words of scripture can be transforming. I want to push you beyond that, to see the hand of God not only in holy writ but also in "the best books" and the skill of your own pen.)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Blog Post #4: The Truth Shall Make You Free

Go forth to the internetz and find us a fallacious argument. It could be on a news website, a Facebook conversation, or an e-mail. (Comment sections are usually helpful.) In your post, explain the context, quote the argument, and explain to us what kind of argument it is and why it's fallacious. Extra brownie points if you reply to the fallacious argument in the original forum and tell us what you said.