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JanuaryEighteenth

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Today, let's consider this major premise: the spaces between our words, sentences, paragraphs, and ideas are driving force behind the composition process. When writing a research paper, telling a story, or simply recording our thoughts, it's often worthwhile to leave a space between two ideas, so they have room to breath. You may or may not fill that space later. Sometimes it's not necessary to do so -- the audience fills the gutter with its collective imagination. Other times, it's downright crucial to make connections explicit for your readers. So, what do we make of these gaps, these gutters? To be sure, all writing is punctuated by stops, gaps, caesuras, and ellipses...successful composition (exposition) hinges on our ability to identify these gaps and recognize which need to be filled and which don't.

 

Various circumstances lead to holes, gaps and gutters. In our first exercise -- the classmate interview -- where did we leave gaps and why? Are these holes problematic, or are they simply gutters, to be filled (or not) later? Let's take a look at a few blogs:

 

Discuss

 

Ben interviews Farrah

 

Farrah interviews Ben

 

John interviews Damien

 

Ninja interviews Ted

 

Austin interviews D.J.

 

Regina interviews Kate

 

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