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3.4: Anne Lamott's "Shitty First Drafts"

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    Here, you will find the readings "Shitty First Drafts" by Anne Lamott.

    The articles are .docx. file or posted on a website. I recommend either printing it our, or annotating the digital copy on your computer, or taking notes on the story on a separate piece of paper.

    While reading the articles, keep these questions/ideas in mind:

    • What does a "Shitty First Draft" mean?
    • How can we relate this to our own fear about writing?
    • How can we apply this idea of a rough rough draft to our identity?
    • Is our identity a Shitty First Draft that is always changing?

    Essay Topic

    As a reminder, your essay topic is: How are identities shaped/constructed? What factors shape the authors identity? What factors shape your own?

    (Example: "Identities are constructed through overcoming obstacles, becoming in-touch with one's culture, having a connection to one's family, and by accepting oneself for who they are." OR "Identities are shaped by our family, culture, religion, and education")

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