Help me study for my English class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
The first one is : Reconstruct a significant scene from your life where something important to you was at stake. Be sure to include dialogue, characterization, setting, and action. The scene should involve some sort of conflict or tension. Make sure the dialogue reveals character, builds tension, and sets up the central issue at stake. Everything in the scene should have purpose. Consult the dialogue punctuation rules in the Week 1A reading to make sure you understand how to punctuate the scene. The scene should be at least 500 words.
The second is : Each of the chapters you’ve read for this week has a section subtitled “A Flash Nonfiction Exercise” or “A Flash Nonfiction Prompt.” Choose one of these exercises/prompts as a jumping-off point for a flash nonfiction essay of no more than 500 words. This should not be a first draft but instead should be the culmination of a number of drafts as you craft the best essay you can by the due date. You will receive feedback on this draft from me and from other students in the class. Do the best job you can on it so that our feedback helps you further hone your writing. If you turn in a crappy draft that you haven’t spent time on, and we just tell you things you already know and would have changed if you’d taken the time to revise, then the feedback portion of the course is of little use. Write the author and chapter title of the exercise/prompt you chose in italics at the end of the essay.
Note that journals have to be at least 500 words and essays have to be no more than 500 words. This is to encourage a free-flow of ideas on the journal assignment (a first draft) and more careful editing on the essay.