As we have already discussed in class, your history as a writer is very unique. There isn’t a single person in the classroom with the same story, experiences, or abilities. That said, we are all writers. You may not believe that, but it is true – trust me.
For your first essay, you are to write a “history of you as a writer”. The assignment is called “Writing Literacy Memoir” for a reason. To be “literate” in something doesn’t always mean knowing how to read; being “literate” simply means being able to do something at a certain level. You are “literate” in writing, but how did you get that way? Who helped you? What do you do to be a successful writer? What are your pitfalls? In this essay, you want to tell us the story of you as a writer and express your feelings on writing. You can also discuss process, environment, etc.
• Use first-person pronoun “I”
• Strong grammar, punctuation, and spelling
• Good organization, details, critical thinking
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