Class, Mon, 2/13


What are you going to write about for X1? What most excites you about this project? What most worries you?

Parataxis and Hypotaxis

  • Cantú, p.3
  • Dumitrescu, p.57
  • Handout

Google Drive


Hyphen, N-Dash, M-Dash

Writing Geek

M-Dash (—)

  • A hyphen separates parts of words; a dash separates parts of sentences
  • Shift + option + hyphen
  • Use as a parenthesis (Lamott xiv),, or as an afterthought (xv).
  • Colons move forward; dashes move backwards (xix). [Lamott M-Dash]

To Do

  1. Tues, 2/14, 10:00 AM: Post X1 to your Google Drive folder. Please save your writing as a Microsoft Word document, and title it “Lastname X1”.
  2. Wed, 2/13, class: Go back through the essays we’ve read so far in Franzen. Identify a strong passage—no more than a ¶ long—of paratactic prose that you admire.

About Joe Harris

I teach composition, creative nonfiction, and digital writing at the University of Delaware.
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