Category: Weekly Writing

Weekly Writing 9: Reading Yourself!: Portfolio Review

As I go over my writing portfolio for this semester, I feel that I have overall positive feelings for the writing that I have done. Let’s start with the free writing section. I feel that this section is fine as I explore the free writing prompts in class with detail, but also my reflections on

Weekly Writing #8: Writer’s Choice

For this weekly writing, I would like to discuss in the search of source that I found interesting that we discussed in class. One of the maps in our group’s set was the map “North America, As Divided Amongst the European Powers” by the English mathematician Samuel Dunn. While I was browsing the many notes

Weekly Writing #7: Collecting Sources

Dunn, Samuel. A New and Easy Method of Finding the Latitude on Sea or Land: Having Two Altitudes of the Sun and the Time Elapsed between the Two Observations, Measured by a Watch or Other Time-Keeper. by Samuel Dunn, Teacher of Mathematics. Eighteenth Century Collections Online. London: Printed, for the Author, 1778. I found this source

Weekly Writing #6: Analyzing Evidence: 10 on 1

Ten details I found interesting in the Map Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis: Novissima Repraesentatio Quam ex Singulis Recentium Geographorum Tabulis Collecta Luci by Homann, Johann Baptist The map is written in Latin The map depicts the Iberian Peninsula, France, and West Africa The bottom left depicts images of Native peoples in the Americas The

Weekly Writing #5: Creative Writing

The Revolution occurred. The government changed, but the war went on. People wanted peace. The provisional government said the war must go on. “We must fight for the glory of the nation”. The people traded a king for democratic system but the goals remained the same between the regimes. This was a great betrayal. The

Weekly Writing #4: Reading with the Grain

Three Claims Turchi Makes in Maps of the Imagination: “Blanks within the borders of maps can represent many things, among them the deliberately withheld” (Turchi 32) “In stories and novels, white space is commonly used to separate sections” (Turchi 49) “On the most fundamental level, all fiction rests on the unwritten statement, ‘This is fiction’”

Weekly Writing #3: Summarizing Wood

Maps are a way for us to see the world in new way that we have never seen before. Since most of us will never travel most of the surface of the Earth, maps give us insight into our world. But for most of human history, maps as we know them barely existed. The mighty

Weekly Writing #2: Paraphrasing Wood

For my paraphrasing of Wood, I choose this passage on the development of maps, “People make maps to discover their minds and to connect themselves. These are also the reasons people talk, so where talk serves maps are rare. But when talk becomes inadequate, either because the discourse gets too complicated, or there are too

Weekly Writing #1: The Great Allentown Fair

My journey through the fair begins at the north gate of the grounds on a comfortable afternoon. As I approached the gate, two older men sat in metal chairs talking to each other. One of the men told me to enter through the turnstile to his right and proceeds to ask me if I am