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ENGL 101 - English Composition I - Martin

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This guide supports Professor Seth Martin's ENGL 101 classes.

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Essay 1: Author Assignment Criteria:

Length:  1-2+ pages

File format: Use a DOC or PDF type when submitting to Dropbox

Select a current professional writer you like, or would like to learn about.  

Find a source where this individual’s writing process is discussed (ie where they write, how often and how long they write, tools used, writing guidelines applied, writing practices, etc.)  

This person could be the writer of novels, short stories, poems, comics, movies, songs, television shows, essays, academic articles etc. 

  1. Use MLA format for paper layout.

  1. Include a brief explanation (3-8 sentences) of why you chose this author (ie, their style, reputation, what others told you, their work, etc).

  1. Find one source where the author’s writing process is described.  This could be a selection from

the author’s book, an essay, an interview, etc. where the writer talks about how they compose.

4.   Describe this author’s writing process. 

5.   Include a quote from the source material using the MLA in-text quotation style.

6.   Write a paragraph explaining features of this writing process you find interesting and/or useful.

7.   Describe your writing environment and writing process.

8.   List the title and author of the source used and where someone can find/access this source.