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   College Nonfiction Writing Prompts

College Nonfiction Essay Topics

1. Joan Didion Los Angeles Notebook

Read Joan Didion's Los Angeles Notebook. What is the effect of opening the essay with a description of the wind? What is the tone of the essay, and how does Didion use diction and imagery to create it?

2. Virginia Woolf A Room Of One's Own

Read Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Consider Woolf's use of metaphoric obstacles at "Oxbridge." How do fishing, the truncated cat, the grass, and the library add to Woolf's thesis? Why does Woolf use a fictitious setting to illustrate her point?

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