Overall, I haven’t had too many issues with repurposing the argument from my high school research paper. It’s actually been really interesting for me to take an argument from an old assignment and keep it relevant to a new project. Even though it was challenging, I enjoyed the brainstorming process for this project. It was really cool to see how seemingly tangential topics and arguments could be transformed into a completely different medium.
The one thing I have noticed myself (accidentally) deviating from is maintaining a stable connection with the new audience. For my original essay, I wrote for an academic audience who have knowledge of scholarly reflections on race relations and “The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man” by James Weldon Johnson. However, because my new piece is directed toward parents of mixed-race teens, I’m having trouble balancing the informative aspects with the instructive aspects. Similarly, I find myself struggling with pinning down one tone of voice.
Anyone else having similar issues?