San Diego State University Russian Immigrant Childhood Discussion

1) first assigmnet

Begin this discussion by carefully reading the following:

  • “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, linked to on page 94 of Successful College Composition

  • “Sixty-Nine Cents” by Gary Shteyngart, linked to on page 94 of Successful College Composition

Then begin your post by briefly summarizing each person’s narrative. Next, try to describe at least three elements of narrative and memoir that you notice in these pieces. Are these elements done well in these examples? Why or why not? Finally, describe how you might use one or both of these pieces to help you write your own memoir. What kinds of strategies or approaches to writing did these authors take that you plan to model in your own memoir? Why?

3 short paragraphs.

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