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Kacey Jarvis
10/3 Discussion
Fri Oct 3, 2014 2:44pm
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In the past I have written a lot of literary papers. My senior year of high school, I had to write a poetry analysis and a literary analysis. I hated writing the poetry analysis because I absolutely despise analyzing poems. I have also written an editorial that was about solutions to getting people to stop smoking cigarettes. I liked writing the editorial because it was about something that I am strongly against. I had to do a literary analysis on the book 1984. It was really hard to do because I was not generally interested in the book. I do not like political or governmental subjects. All of the papers that I have written have at least been one page to three pages. The personal narrative was the first time I have ever written more than three pages. Going into the T.C. Boyle paper, I am worried about how well my paper is going to fit together. I obviously have a problem with organization and consistency, which I hope that I can fix. Otherwise I am afraid that I am going to get a really bad grade on another paper. I definitely need to start planning this paper out soon so that I can create a draft for you to look at. After seeing my grade on the personal narrative, I know that I need to try harder and focus more on how the layout of my paper will be. I still havenít decided on how I am going to write this next paper. I do have questions on how the format of this paper needs to be written. Do we have to cite the stories and quotations that we use? Would summarizing the stories to get the point across be a bad idea? Will the grading on this paper be tougher than on the personal narrative? I like reading the short stories. I think they are very interesting and comical. I can see that they all have some sort of lesson within each story but it is hard to figure out what that lesson is. Are we going to go over the short stories more deeply in class? Do we basically have to figure things out by ourselves or are you going to help us to understand the stories meanings better?

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