1/5 -Finishing Memoir

Today you’ll have a discussion with your small memoir group about the second half of your memoir. I’ll also ask you to write a fairly extensive lab book entry together.

This is a non-traditional lab book entry, and my expectation is that it will take you most of the period today, so adjust your sense of how much you need to write based on that. In addition, you only have two entries about this book, so you definitely want to make this count.

  1. Write a Summary of the second half of your memoir.
  2. How is the second half similar to or different from the first half?
  3. What did you and your group members like or appreciate about the second half of the memoir?
  4. What did you and your group members not like or not appreciate about the second half of the memoir?
  5. What macro-techniques did your writer use most effectively? Give some examples and explain why you think these examples are effective. If you’re stuck, think about the things we discussed during “Reading Like a Writer” (form, theories of humor, methods for building drama).
  6. What mirco-techniques did your writer use most effectively? Give some examples and explain why you think these examples are effective. If you’re stuck, think about the things we discussed during “Reading Like a Writer” (showing vs. telling, hyperbole, imagery, metaphor, rhetorical questions, repetition).
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