The saga of my bad memory continues...
This week we started every day by listening to some weird poetry by Ross Gay. This guy enjoys weird things way too much. I enjoyed the poems, but some of them were really disgusting. Eating bird poop? Making out with an ant? No thank you. Ew.
We also started reading short stories for the elements of fiction that we were supposed to start like two weeks ago. I guess we will be working on that more now.
A lot of what we worked on this week, though, was revision. Early on, we revised our poem of the week essay from last week, which I really did not want to do. What we did for this was go through and comment on our own essays, pointing out good and bad things in an objective manner. This was interesting. My essay was not nearly as bad as I expected that it was going to be, at least. When I was writing it, I thought it was going to be complete trash, but when I read it, it actually made sense. Revising my essay actually made me feel a lot better about my writing. During creative writing, we also worked on revising some of the old work we did, so that was interesting. I don't know what I want to turn in or whatever yet, but I'm definitely have some options so that's good. Okay, honestly, what I'm taking from all this is really to be more confident in my abilities and my writing. I love to write, but I usually think that my writing sucks. Recent events, however, indicate that my writing may actually be pretty good, at least sometimes. I know this isn't a learning objective for AP Lit, but it is actually pretty important to me. So anyways, thanks for the confidence booster, that's pretty nice.
I guess that sums up the week. It was pretty alright, I would say. Yup. Next week we have to deal with another poem and probably some essays- gross.