HW Reminders: Be sure your revision of your critical review is in your google doc
Warm-up: Memoir writing and Using vivid language
Step 1) What did the experience do for you in terms of how you think about yourself?
Step 3) Starting with “I remember…” write one sentence that tells the most memorable detail about this event. Think carefully about every single word you use in this sentence.
Step 4) Now go back and re-read your entire piece at least two times. Use the “Using Vivid Language” hand out to revise at least three broad/vague/weak words. E.g did you overuse the word “say”? Get more specific. Did you exclaim? Did you question? Did you report?
Step 5) Finally, find a partner in class. Read your entire piece out loud to them. Give you partner one piece of praise (what is interesting/memorable/vivid/attention grabbing?) and one word to polish. What is one more broad word your partner could change to be more specific and vivid?
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