In my application I definitely mentioned poetic language, or at least figurative language. I think I only engaged in a version of that during syllabus week when we did the aleatory writing. As of now, the Why I Write project is probably the best project for this kind of language, at this point in the semester. Right now that seems like an easy thing to do, which is why I’m not sure I want to devise a plan to implement more unconventional styles of writing into an essay like piece. I was hoping to play with conventions of the academic sentence. But then I think about okay how well does this kind of language, and that kind of style, and that kind of genre fit together? If I’m modeling a piece without that style, or if I want my writing to seem cohesive, where do I draw the lines? I think before stepping foot into writing 220 the first week of school, I thought pushing ourselves and thinking “outside of the box” was going to be almost at a sentence or paragraph level. Something within that tangible form of writing.
Also, I think my writing ambitions were also related to volume. I wanted to walk away with a lot of writing, a much larger body of work. A lot of classes have 3-4 papers. But I can usually get inspired from little writing assignments that I revisit when I’m doing something similar to repurposing. It’s interesting to think about how often we repurpose our writing without attaching that label to it, because I would argue it’s a frequent occurrence. Sometimes I think there’s a strong relationship between quantity of writing and quality. Like you have t o write a lot to get better at it. But I want interesting prompts that prompt good writing. I feel like the more I’m exposed to those, the better I am at producing something to that effect. I’ve seen other classes kind of work though things on the board like we have, but they were more related to certain aspects of writing rather than revolving around rhetoric. I tend to return to these kind of exercises over the course of my collegiate careers.
It’s likely I’ll fulfill any “writing ambitions” in Why I Write, but even more so in the capstone course.