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    The Court of King George III London, England

    July 10, 1776

    Mr. Thomas Jefferson
    c/o The Continental Congress Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dear Mr. Jefferson,

    We have read your "Declaration of Independence" with great interest. Certainly, it represents a considerable undertaking, and many of your statements do merit serious consideration. Unfortunately, the Declaration as a whole fails to meet recently adopted specifications for proposals to the Crown, so we must return the document to you for further refinement. The questions which follow might assist you in your process of revision:

    1. In your opening paragraph you use the phrase the "Laws of Nature and Nature`s God." What are these laws? In what way are they the criteria on which you base your central arguments? Please document with citations from the recent literature.

    2. In the same paragraph you refer to the "opinions of mankind." more...

    This is the result of an real in-class assignment at SMU:

    For Wednesday: Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right. One of you will then write the first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth. Remember to reread what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent. The story is over when both agree a conclusion has been reached.



    At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he eked chamomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if she more...

    Writing Prof. Miller In-class Assignment for Wednesday Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right. One of you will then write the first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth. Remember to re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent. The story is over when both agree a conclusion has been reached. Begin: ----------------------------------------------------------- At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The camomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he liked camomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was more...

    Remember the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"? Well,
    here's a prime example offered by an English professor at Southern
    Methodist University:
    In-class Assignment for Wednesday:
    Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The
    process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting
    to his other immediate right. One of you will then write the first
    paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the first paragraph
    and then add another paragraph to the story. The first person will
    then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth. Remember to
    re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the story
    coherent. The story is over when both agree a conclusion has been
    reached. The following was actually turned in by two of my English
    students, Rebecca [last name deleted] and Gary [last name deleted.] "
    At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind more...

    This assignment was actually turned in by two English students:----------------------------------------------------------------Rebecca and Gary English 44ASMUCreative WritingProf Miller In-class Assignment for WednesdayToday we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the personsitting to his or her immediate right. One of you will then writethe first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read thefirst paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. Thefirst person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back andforth. Remember to reread what has been written each time in orderto keep the story coherent. The story is over when both agree aconclusion has been reached. - ---------------------------------------------------------------At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. Thecamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who more...

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