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Getting Ideas for Writing

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What do I write about?! How can I generate ideas for writing through close, critical reading of texts?

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Writing assignments often require a respose to one or more course readings. If struggling to find ideas to include in your response, thinking about these questions may spark ideas for you.


Often great papers are written to connect two things that at first seem very different, but on close examination have impressive similarities. Are there connections you might make to other course readings, characters, concepts, recent events in the news, or other famous pieces of writing?


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