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“Autobiographical” Assignment . A brief break from research writing. Step One: . Think of a “cultural collision” in your own life. It can be: A real one that actually happened to you Something that happened to you that you want to make up more details about

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autobiographical assignment

“Autobiographical” Assignment

A brief break from research writing

step one
Step One:
  • Think of a “cultural collision” in your own life. It can be:
    • A real one that actually happened to you
    • Something that happened to you that you want to make up more details about
    • Something that you could imagine happening to you because of your culture that you will make up
step two
Step Two:
  • Write me a short story (at least 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font) about this real or imagined cultural collision. You can write in first or third person, but make sure that the collision experienced is something you can relate to.
guidelines
Guidelines
  • This is a creative homework assignment, so there are not as many specific parameters as there are with formal assignments. The big things are:
    • 2 pages long, double-spaced, 12 pt. font
    • Story should have beginning, middle, and end
    • Story should only try to tell of one specific incident or series of incidents; don’t try to summarize lifelong oppressions
don t stress
Don’t Stress
  • This is your only homework assignment.
  • Unless you haven’t done your Cultural Artifact Presentation.
  • Because then that is homework too.
  • Obviously.
  • You will finish the book for homework on Monday, after we get through Career Day.
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