1000 words ): context – get W r i t i n g

1000 words ): context – get W r i t i n g

Simplistically speaking, autobiography and memoir differ based on the chronology of the story. Whereas autobiography is largely considered to be about the totality about the author’s life, memoir refers to the telling of a certain period of time or story arc of the author’s life.

It is not acceptable to write that the text has NOTHING to do with you, since just about everything humans can write has to do in some way with every other human.

  • How much does the text agree or clash with your view of the world, and what you consider right and wrong? Use several quotes as examples of how it agrees with and supports what you think about the world, about right and wrong, and about what you think it is to be human. Use quotes and examples to discuss how the text disagrees with what you think about the world and about right and wrong.
  • What did you learn, and how much were your views and opinions challenged or changed by this text, if at all? Did the text communicate with you? Why or why not? Give examples of how your views might have changed or been strengthened (or perhaps, of why the text failed to convince you, the way it is). Please do not write “I agree with everything the author wrote,” since everybody disagrees about something, even if it is a tiny point. Use quotes to illustrate your points of challenge, or where you were persuaded, or where it left you cold.
  • How well does the text address things that you, personally, care about and consider important to the world? How does it address things that are important to your family, your community, your ethnic group, to people of your economic or social class or background, or your faith tradition? If not, who does or did the text serve? Did it pass the “Who cares?” test? Use quotes from the text to illustrate.
  • How does the humor work to reach you? How does it work specifically to achieve its purpose. Use quotes and examples.
    • Restate your response and wrap in in no more than three sentences
  • Conclusion:

    Works Cited:

    • Memoir
    • Other materials