"The course Research Writing with Professor Golden has taught me a lot of valuable skills and knowledge I can now use in other courses as well. One of the most important things I learned in this course was analyzing texts and how to support my argument. I actually enjoyed all the poetry we read and the best part about poetry is that you can interpret it in many different ways. However, you must back up your arguments by using the text and explaining the significance to the reader."
"I can’t wait to continue to learn more."
"In this course, I was able to analyze art, music, and literature together in a way that I have not in the past. Specifically, the Barbara Guest project introduced the direct way that poetry is influenced by art. For example, abstract expressionist artists like Jackson Pollock and Beauford Delaney inspired Guest to abstractly write, drawing attention to the individual words through short, brief lines. . . . Her syntax mirrors the brushstrokes of abstract expressionist artists and directs attention to the words and the role they play in bringing the work as a whole together. Her work includes aspects of Surrealism, as seen by her focus on the inner conscious, and her writing demonstrates similar themes that are present in other art work and artists that inspired her. The visit to the MoMA allowed me to understand the way that seemingly unrelated artists like Beauford Delaney can have a direct impact on writers, such as Guest, and their poetry."
"The research on artists especially helped me construct new connections between literature and art. Inspiration from one medium of creativity and expression, such as art or music, can fluidly transfer into another means of expression, such as poetry."
"This semester my priority was to become a more refined writer as I won’t be able to take many more writing intensive courses due to my major. Although I still tend to have grammatical errors in my work, even after proofreading, I feel like I have developed into being a proficient writer by organizing my argument using the claim, evidence, warrant style. My arguments now follow this style innately and this is mostly due to writing many blog postings. The blog postings allowed me to explore my thoughts more freely and practice the style frequently. Furthermore, reading many different prose and verse enabled me to practice elaborating on my interpretation. I think using many different mediums to look at and analyze evidence made writing more enjoyable and personal."
"I feel like I’ve become more sophisticated in my analysis of texts, specifically the map and rationale project. I was able to take on a more artistically driven analysis because the topic was not limiting. This semester, I think I’ve grown substantially as a writer, and I plan to continue working on developing my proofreading skills and continuing my development of creating elaborate analyses in communication for healthcare careers."
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Guest, Barbara. "Words." Poetry Foundation, 2017, Web. 10 Apr. 2017.
Linde, Haron. "What is Surrealism? - Definition, Art & Characteristics - Video & Lesson Transcript." Study.com, Web. 07 Apr. 2017.
"New York School." Poetry Foundation, 2017, Web. 05 Apr. 2017.
Pollock, John. The Flame. C. 1934–38. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. MoMA. 2016. Web. 08 Apr. 2017.
Waldman, Benjamin. "Paley Park: A hidden oasis in midtown." Untapped Cities, 14 Jan. 2014, Web. 06 Apr. 2017.
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. New York: Penguin, 2016. Print.
"Jack Kerouac's New York City." A Tour of Jack Kerouac's New York City. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.
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"As the dogwoods bloomed by the fountain on the academic quad, we read Howl." Peter Balakian, Black Dog of Fate.
Working in your project groups, create a meme transforming for the twenty-first century Dorothy Parker’s wit in one of the texts we read. You can use any software, image, or platform, including Microsoft Word.
When you have finished, email the meme to the instructor. We will assess the results together.
Working in groups of three, create a Snapchat video posting interpreting the role of New York in one of the Claude McKay poems that we read (“If We Must Die,” “America,” “Subway Wind,” “On Broadway,” or “The Tropics in New York.” ). The posting will include text, such as lines from the poem or responses to it.
At least one member of the group should create a separate Snapchat account for this course and share the results with the instructor. We will view your postings at the end of class.
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