THE FEAT OF WRITING
You're walking through [ ], thinking about [ ], talking about [ ], sort of eventually making your way toward [ ] when you hear the magic words:
"5PH1NX says it's time to stop, drop and write."
You want to hear these words, because it means you've been chosen. And if you've been chosen, you will complete an assignment that you can turn in as the equivalent of an essay, to be graded and credited accordingly. Moreover, you will receive extra credit and the approval of the thinking gods. So will whoever presents you the prompt and whoever gets it on video.
Here's how it works.
- a friend or two to help you find/accost/video your writer;
- a piece of paper (or two) and a pen to present to your writer;
- an AP prompt (you can pick from the poetry, prose or open prompt lists);
- ten minutes to watch your writer read the prompt, do a pre-write, and write the first 1-2 paragraphs;
- flexibility, in case your writer decides to hijack the process (for SICK amts of extra credit) and make you wait while s/he writes the whole essay;
- this link to the Monty Python novel-writing competition audio track (also embedded below);
- to post the video of your writer being stopped and starting to write, coupled with the Monty Python soundtrack (this is why you were asked to figure out how to pair a video file with an audio file a few weeks ago).
Have fun! If you can stop, drop and write on an AP prompt in public, you will certainly be able to manage over 40 minutes in a quiet room on May 10.