This work builds on the prewriting that is conducted in Week 1. From the prewriting submitted last week, the rough direction of your narrative work should be starting to take shape.
Your task this week is to compose and submit a thesis and an outline for the narrative work required using the attached prewriting work . Make your outline detailed enough to help your reader completely comprehend the content and structure of your work. The purpose here is to provide a road map for when you start drafting your work . Just to be clear, although I am asking for a semiformal outline, you should consider this a working outline. Like the prewriting last week, this outline is for you, not your readers. Once you start drafting next week, this outline may change, and that is just fine.
- The format is attached as the outline template kindly use that template
- This will serve as your style guide for writing this outline
- There are instructions in the file (just follow the steps)
- Use the template, craft your thesis statement and outline for the topic you selected for Writing Project 1.
Use the attached Narration and draft the outline using attached template
Thesis: write the actual thesis statement/main narrative point.
I. A complete sentence expressing a main idea to support the thesis (this will probably be the first scene in your story).
A. For all capital letters, include a phrase representing what you will offer as details from your story to support the main idea.
1. Phrase of specific support/details/examples (use complete sentences).
II. Another main idea to support the thesis. Each body paragraph must have a main idea.
You will have as many Roman numerals as you have body paragraphs.
III. Remember to continue in this same format for the remainder of your body paragraphs. Of course, you may have more than three body paragraphs.
Write a sentence explaining what contribution this story offers to your readers. What is the purpose of your narrative?
28 October 2021
Lost time is never found
For this topic, the “pump-priming” technique I selected is free writing.A light went on in my head about how much time I waste on trivial tasks. I came to the realization that a significant portion of my day is spent doing absolutely nothing of value. You know, it’s crazy how much time I spend in front of a computer screen each day. It’s a shame because, in comparison to others, that’s probably not even that much. To put it another way, visualize the flow of your life. Yes, I realize it’s a risk, but trust me when I say it will be worth it. Just think about how long you’ve been here on Earth. Hopefully, you’ll be here for a long time to come, but we’re not here to live forever.
There are moments in life when things go horribly wrong, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Those may or may not apply to you. It doesn’t matter which path you choose; this is your life. It is now or never, as the saying goes. Not everything is under your control, but you do have command over your attitude and viewpoint. Change your time-spending habits if you don’t like them. Try a new employment or a different schedule to see what works best for you. Try something different. It’s possible that time will never stop, but I believe you can slow it down. Observe and appreciate the small pleasures in life. Gratitude for the sunshine, spending time with loved ones, learning something new, getting up early and being productive are all examples of small acts of gratitude.
Another example would be lying in bed drinking coffee while being thankful for the sunshine. Go on an impromptu journey. Slow down, if not practically, then at least mentally. Slowing down your life will make you more grateful of what life has to offer. This is the only life you will ever have, so enjoy it while you can. So don’t waste any more time. Experiment with new things and push yourself to new limits. Take on a creative project and learn to detach yourself from the daily grind in order to simply live.
Suårez‐Orozco, C., Todorova, I. L., & Louie, J. (2002). Making up for lost time: The experience of separation and reunification among immigrant families. Family process, 41(4), 625-643.