Hey Mini 12ers. After reading the three short stories above, you will write two pieces: one analytical, one creative.
- For the analytical piece, you must consider one, two, or all three of the short stories. That is completely your choice. You may find similar themes, motifs or techniques running through two or three of the stories that you want to explore and compare. You may want to focus mostly on one story and include just short references to one or the other two. Or, if one of the stories really jazzes you up, just focus on that one. You challenge is to find what it is you want to investigate and explore. You written piece should be about three pages, double-spaced. I am looking for strong voice, engaging style including word choice and use of parallel structure, and high level of analysis.
- For the creative piece, you must write something weird. That’s it. The Marquez story is obviously weird, so use that as your inspiration. Two to three pages, double-spaced.
The Jian Ghomeshi Controversy
The essay that Ghomeshi wrote: Reflections from a Hashtag
The New York Times explains the controversy
The CBC explains the controversy
The Guardian explains the controversy
One of Ghomeshi’s accusers writes a response
Christie Blatchford’s response
Former Templeton Students’ Non-Fiction Essays