Assignment 2

For your second essay, write a personal narrative that explores one of your first experiences with literacy (speaking, writing, or reading in any language).Think about times when you realized what it meant to know a language, what it meant to read a book, or to not know either.  Think about how language, reading, and writing have shaped your life and your understanding of yourself.

You may blend in some moments of reflection or analysis (like Tan or Malcolm X) in order to help you come to your point, but narrative must still be the main thrust of the essay.

Be sure to be specific, descriptive, and focused in your essay; review your idiot errors and eliminate them.  Abide by all formatting rules (cough, cough, PAGE NUMBERS, cough).

This assignment will be due Thursday, March 22.  It should be at least two pages of linguistic glory. Enjoy.


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