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IN PREPARATION FOR THE PULL ON A THREAD OUTLINE

May 9, 2018

ARTS 495

F17

Simons

 

IN PREPARATION FOR THE PULL ON A THREAD OUTLINE

10/22/17

 

In preparation for your outline, it is important that you expose yourself to styles and forms of writing that you’ll be modeling. The Pull on a Thread paper is NOT an academic expository essay. It is not a report!!! I repeat, it is NOT a report. Don’t go there. It is more like a collage of information, thoughts, and “places” that you take us as you link together a selection of topics that YOU deem connected. It should read like a beautiful musing that touches on truth mixed with and through your own filters.

 

PRACTICE: Do this for homework….

Read the chapter from Manifesto Project. Print it out. Go thru it and underline different threads, i.e.,: “factual”, “opinion”, “theory”, “here say”, etc,

Then, using this chapter, create an OUTLINE from the already written piece. This requires you to pretend the article wasn’t yet written. It allows you to see the way the piece was structured/built into a cohesive chapter.

 

 

Here are some suggestions for inspired writing:

 

  1. ASA MITTMAN’S SITE ON WRITING FOR HIS ART HISTORY STUDENTS:

https://arthistoryrules.wordpress.com/essays/

 

Practice reading authors who pull disparate things together to form their own site of inquiry. To do this, we must first PULL ON A THREAD.

 

In the Ira Latour:

Juxtapose Magazine

 

Online journals:

Brain Pickings

 

Journal of Irreproducible Results.

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