One issue that I brought up in class yesterday was that I was torn over what was an appropriate amount of “old work” to include in my essay. There are a few different parts of my paper where I included pretty large quotes from previous work in order to critique specific elements of the writing and show how it has changed. I’m curious as to whether other people employed this same sort of strategy, and if so, to what extent? My intention was to break up my actual writing for this piece and give readers a chance to actually see what I am describing, rather than simply telling them. I just don’t want the structure of my paper to become too redundant by using this tactic too many times. Finding clever ways to critique your writing throughout this assignment is definitely a challenge. Did anyone employ the same tactic that I did in referencing excerpts of older work and comparing it to newer work? If so, to what extent? If you did not use this approach, do you implement a different idea that you think works well? I’m curious to get a better sense of what other people are doing to demonstrate how their writing has truly evolved.