Instructions: Read the questions below and answer in short paragraphs. Go into as much detail as you like (min. 200 words total) and don't worry about grammar. The questions refer to Week 2 reading: WWAP p. 2-21 and "Brandon's Clown," p. 24-24.
1. The book chapter calls writing a "solitary and social act." What does that mean to you, and what does that have to do with your writing environment?
2. There are guidelines for choosing subject, audience, and purpose in this chapter. How useful are these guidelines for brainstorming for the first essay?
3. In "Brandon's Clown," how does the artist's process mimic the writing process?
4. In "Brandon's Clown," are there any interesting or useful vocabulary words or sentence structures you like that you might try out in your own essay? What do you like about them?
For the second journal, read/skim Ch. 2, "Planning," in WWAP, pp. 28-37 and answer the following questions.
1. How important is it for you to take a "cool down" when writing?
2. What writing strategy is most useful to you: keeping a personal journal, freewriting, or listing? Why?
3. What does the book mean by "speculating" on an idea?