The writing assignment
this week is to write one paragraph on one significant idea in Edwin
Identify some idea that
you see presented in Flatland which suggests something of
a new direction in the course; i.e., some new idea about “how
we know” that has not really been expressed by our other authors
so far this quarter. In other words, do you see any ideas about Ways
of Knowing in Flatland,
which are new to the course? If so, pick one of those new ideas and
write one short paragraph about it in the following way:
- Identify what the
new idea is that you see in Flatland.
- Express that idea
as best you can in one sentence.
- Select one or two
short passages from Flatland, which express that idea
and include them in your paragraph.
- Explicate for your
readers what you understand that (or those) passage(s) to mean.
- Summarize the idea
in your paragraph’s conclusion.
The final draft of this
paragraph is due by 6pm Sunday evening. You may wish to ask fellow
students for feedback on early drafts of your paragraph, and rewriting
is always a good idea, but the final draft needs to be posted no later
than 6pm Sunday evening.
Paragraphs should be posted
in the Diane’s Papers and Tom’s Papers folders.