Radical Revision

Radical Revision

Radical Revision

Radically revise one of the five blog posts you wrote this semester according to one of the suggestions listed below. The Radical Revision is worth a total of 5 points, and must be posted to the post page of your site with a title on or before the last day of class. Since there is no word or time minimum or maximum, you must use your best judgment to determine the length required to meet the needs of the goals you establish for yourselves.

  1. Revise the genre: if the post you wrote is expository, then write it as a letter, a soliloquy, a dialogue, sermon, etc.
  2. Revise the mode: retaining the goal/purpose of the original, revise the post as a series of Tweets, a Vine video, screen cast, or an audio file/podcast
  3. Revise the perspective: drawing on concepts such as “sympathetic imagination” laid out by authors we’ve read such as Tim Morton and JM Coetzee, revise the post from the vantage point of an object in the original version. For instance, if you wrote about how it felt when you look at trees or mountains, write about yourself from the point of view of a tree or mountain looking back at you.
  4. Begin where you ended: start a new post with the last sentence of the first post. What evidence and rhetorical choices do you have to make to support the once concluding sentence? What does this exercise tell you about where you ended up in the original post?

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