Friday, November 22, 2013

november 22

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Money Song" by Monty Python; "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits; "Eat the Rich" by Aerosmith]

In reading about & discussing your plans for the future I was struck by the prominent role that money plays in your thinking. It motivates some of you ("I hope to earn $[X]") and worries many of you ("I can't pay for college"). This isn't necessarily good or bad, it just makes me curious about how we make decisions and develop expectations. What if you removed money from the decision-making equation and began a different sort of "self-overhearing" about your future? How would your new performative utterance sound if it were a simple declaration of what you're curious about, or what you do well, or what type of life you'd like to lead? How might it change your thinking and your course of action?

1. Journal
2. Working period: writers' conferences & paper revisions

1. Synthesize your paper and revise for flow
2. Remember to include one quote/reference for each major idea in your introduction
3. Check this space later today for citation template
4. Create your Bibliography/Work Cited page
5. Bring revised paper including Bibliography/Work Cited on Monday, December 2
6. Prove you can read (due by 11:59 P.M., Sunday December 2)


  1. Dr Preston when is the revised paper due? Monday November 25 would make sense, but it says Monday December 2.

  2. Just out of curiosity, can we add any other work from our other classes that we are proud of on our Expo Comp blog?

  3. I really have no clue when all this is due and emailed you asking what this all means and no reply, so in all honesty I'm gonna try and figure this out myself one more time and if I have no clue still of what to do and no reply I really am gonna be one lost child going into your class without any work.

    1. Thought I replied... glad we talked today in class and looking forward to reading your work tomorrow!