My first novels were historical romances and I currently write mystery novels with my friend, Curt Colbert.
We do a multi-genre research paper in College Comp II, so I thought the braided essay might be a good preface for that. I designed the essay around an expertise or passion.
Students would write three essays and then braid them together so we would get a view of their passion or expertise that was segmented but, hopefully, also more complete and thorough as the segments worked together to offer a unique perspective into the passion or expertise.
First, we brainstormed and did some exploratory writing on our passions.
It was quite interesting to see the topics role in: Once students had some initial thoughts down, I had them try to isolate one moment from their experience with whatever they are an expert at or passionate about that best illustrates the expertise or passion.
Then I had them write an analysis of their expertise or passion. Finally, I gave them several options for the third essay. They could write a personal history regarding their passion or expertise. They could write a how-to guide. They could write a series of descriptive pieces.
Once those drafts were done and shared and discussed, the real work began - weaving them together. It wasn't easy and never pretty, but the students really did some great work on this.
Two of the best pieces are included here. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.Alex. Alex ist der Typ, der diese Seite betreibt. Er ist hauptberuflich bei einem Online-StartUp beschäftigt und bloggt hier über das, was er in seiner Freizeit macht.
A braided essay is a popular structure for creative nonfiction essays. Braided essays generally use moments or topics and create an essay surrounding an event or question.
While collage style essays are a personal favorite of mine, I love a good braided essay too like many readers. Nov 17, · Braided Essay Examples Posted on November 17, by bcsigurdson I’ve posted two fine examples of the Braided Essay for those of you who wish to use this unique structure.
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