24 Nov

MY TRUE STORY: WEEK 7!

It’s getting down to the wire, folks! Your personal essays are starting to take great shape! Let’s push to make them even stronger! In our last workshop, we started looking at effective outlines for our personal essays. In other words, we want to make sure that our essays have a “shape” that makes them easy […]

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10 Nov

MY TRUE STORY: WEEK 5!

Hey, everyone! Do you know what time it is? It’s DRAFTING time. So, we need to bring the rough drafts of our personal essays to our next two workshops for reading and peer review. Therefore, make sure that you EMAIL me your draft by Sunday, November 15th. Before sending me your draft, make sure that […]

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03 Nov

MY TRUE STORY: WEEK 4!

Hey, everyone! This week we learned about using figurative language like: – similes (comparing things using “like” or “as” e.g. “He’s as fast as a cheetah.”) – metaphors (intentionally describing things as something else e.g. “She’s a fox!”) – personifications (giving inanimate, non-human things human-like qualities e.g. “The sky grew dark and angry.”) – hyperbole (exaggerating for effect e.g. […]

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