My Top Five . . .
- Read as a writer.
- Judge a book by its cover.
- Activate your prior knowledge.
- Find patterns & make connections in the text.
- Imagine yourself in the story, novel, debate, historical situation, etc.
- Use a writing timer.
- ICE every quotation (or example).
- Make your thesis more than one sentence.
- Take chances & make your writing memorable.
- Connect the title, hook, thesis, transitions, & closing.
- Read out loud.
- Read in reverse.
- Stand, walk, & read.
- Have some else read it.
- Highlight quotes to check for ICE.
- Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
- White Noise, Don DeLillo
- A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James
- A Song of Ice & Fire series, George R.R. Martin
- The Complete Maus, Art Spiegelman
- The Replacements
- The Smiths
- New Order
- Citizen Kane
- Pulp Fiction
- SW: The Empire Strikes Back
- LOTR: The Two Towers
- Breaking Bad
- Doctor Who
- Game of Thrones
- The X-Files