Tag Archives: w1

Class, Tues, 2/24/2015

Quiz: A Room, Chapter 4


  • Alley Perez, “Permanence”
  • Maggie Heidepriem, “Beyond the Burqua”
  • Kalah Adams, untitled

In pairs: Where and how might the author usefully make her piece:

  • More like Woolf (adopt)?
  • Less like Woolf (adapt)?

Be ready to ground your advice in specific moments in the text.

Quick Write: Look back over your w1. Where and how might you usefully make your piece more or less like Woolf?

Moment of Zen

Clive Thompson does Virginia Woolf: Trailblazer

To Do

  1. Thurs, 2/26: Read Chapter 5 of A Room (58–78)Be ready to offer a kind of chapter-by-chapter map of of Woolf’s book. How do the five chapters you’ve read so far demostrate different ways of developing a “train of thought”?
  2. Mon, 3/02 11:00 am: Post w2 to Dropbox.

Class, Thurs, 2/19/2015


Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Chapter 2

Quick Write: Locate a brief passage from Chapter 2 in which Woolf does something as a writer that either interests or irks you. You must identify a specific passage, and by brief I mean ten lines or less. (A single phrase or sentence would be fine.)  Give a name to what you see Woolf as doing.  Explain why you admire it or why you  dislike it.

Thinking Toward w1

Quick Write: Identify something Woolf does as a writer that you would like to try out in w1.  Point to a passage in her text where she does what you’re talking about. How are you thinking about doing something like this in w1? Hand this piece in as your Exit Ticket. I’ll write you a quick email back tomorrow.

To Do

  1. Mon, 2/23, 11:00 am: Post w1 to Dropbox.
  2. Tues, 2/24, in class: Read Chapter 4 of A Room (58–78)Be ready to answer the following question: What does Woolf do in this chapter that differs from what she does in the first three?