Category Archives: Class Picks

Class Pick

Derek Thompson, “The Shazam Effect” [Sam] Because music is such a big interest of mine, I literally googled “nonfiction music essays” and found this one. This is a simple article about the way the app, Shazam, works and how it affected the … Continue reading

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I decided to look at the Modern Love series from the New York Times for the assignment because I often read the essays and really like most of them. I chose this one because while reading through it, it felt … Continue reading

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As I was looking through Longform, trying to find an essay that interested me enough to discuss in class, I discovered one entitled “Sick” with the only description for it being- “Visiting a lost friend.” I was intrigued. Reading through … Continue reading

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The Friend

I found this essay, “The Friend: Love is Not a Big Enough Word” by Matthew Teague, on Longform. What initial interested me was the sentence-long summary/introduction Longform gave the piece–, “when the author’s wife was dying, his best friend moved in”. … Continue reading

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Some Sentences I Admire

Alaina We have a system. I pull weeds, he mows the lawn. I climb the tree, he feeds me lights to string. He cleans out the gutter, and I hold the ladder steady. Braci I knew why I was annoyed … Continue reading

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Writing: Class Picks

Emily and Eric have modeled exactly what I’d like you to do for your class pick: They’ve selected interesting nonfiction pieces, briefly described what they are about, and explained what draws them to the writing. In class on Friday, I … Continue reading

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We Should All Be Feminists

I chose Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay “We Should All be Feminists“, because, as a person who considers herself a feminist, I find it really interesting to hear about her experiences with gender inequality in Africa and how she connects it … Continue reading

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