Professor X in the Basement of the Ivory Tower

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Dianne Tuthill

Professor MAJ

English A----Monday/ Wednesday 9:30a

1 April.2013

Strategy Reaction # 1

“Chapter Two: Writing Hell”
Professor X
Thesis: X; s central point in this chapter that writing is harder than it looks, because of the college level structure and topics which cause writers to struggle and give up. Audience: X, s audience is students and teachers, which struggle in college. Purpose: X’s purposes outline your paper, choose right title, and give them that hook Strategies to support the thesis: X’s uses all kinds of combination and strategies to get students to write a good essay. Favorite Line & Why?: As a friend of mine said after watching a comedian who failed to amuse him, “You never say, ` Hey, what a bad comedian!’ You say, Hey, what an asshole!’(20) I realized that is what I liked about, it made me laugh and laugh because of this saying, and I would say myself, if I had an opportunity to put it in my writing. Professor X, s is person I could relate to in this book. Reaction: As I am reading this chapter in “In the Basement of the Ivory Tower”, I am so intrigue that I do not want to stop, but I have to stop and read what assigned. The swear words that are in these chapters is just about what I would say and do , I can just jump into book and play the part of Professor X and be him in classroom and teach students in class. In understanding what book even means or words are so big that I did not quite understand “Gothic Revival archways.” In addition, sluicing blood what does that mean! Finally, I believe this story is going to be about writing of what Professor X is going to try to teach his night class and make them great writers. I have not heard these words before but I like them, always wanted to learn these new words. I felt sorry for Professor X that he had all this expectations for his students and only two where somewhat acceptable. (31) “The next day my wife asked me, rather cheerfully, how my students were. “Not...
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