Carving out the Angel when Running with Scissors: ENGL 102, Week Six, Monday/Tuesday

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo

However you look at it, as “breaking up” or breaking in, revision is, as Ballenger says, “hard to do” (185). You have to chisel, ax, cut, carve, mold, shape, add. Wrestle, coax, outfox, finesse. The good thing is that you have your block of marble now. You have your relationship. You have 10 pages. Now, this week and next, we’ll work on “reconceiving” those 10 pages into a reader-based work of academic art.

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Red Light Thinking

Class Today

First Come, First Serve.  🙂  Please sit down, in the classroom, in the order you arrived.  First person sits in chair #1, second person in chair #2, etc.

  1. Look at Conference Schedule Essay 1 final.  Pick three days/times you can attend in order of preference.  Write these down on a sheet of paper and hand to Meredith and Jen.
  2. Reflective Memo English 101 Summer 2013
  3. Go over Homework for Weekend

Week Two Goal for 102: Develop FOCUSED Knowledge

First, a Fun YouTube Clip that Jen thinks Relates to Our Class and to the Rest of Your Lives.

Big Picture Goal this Week (Week Two out of Ballenger’s Five Week Process): To move from a WORKING knowledge (a 1 minute dinner conversation) to a FOCUSED knowledge (a 15 or 20 minute presentation to the class).

Ballenger says, “Focused knowledge is the product of smart research [italics mine] this week and the next” (69).

So . . . this week . . . you should be RESEARCHING!  🙂

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