Minimum 275 Words
Include Works Cited Page for all sources used, and make sure to stay cohesive, use quotes from texts, and use your own thoughts.
Some of you fit the definition of “traditional students,” meaning that you’re in the 18-22 years-old range and are preparing yourselves for the years ahead. Let’s start with you: imagine yourself ten years from now, having embarked on the inevitable career and (perhaps) family life that stand as the hallmarks of adulthood– you have a car payment, a job, and are responsible for living expenses and perhaps young lives. As indicated in your postings throughout the semester, however, many of you are “non-traditional” students and are already deeply entrenched in this world–and are back in school after time away to achieve specific life and career goals. For those in this group, please also envision yourself in the world a decade from now. The question posed, then, is for both groups: if asked to think back on your semester in English 2020 in the Fall of 2018, consider first which one (or more) of the readings and/or author(s) that you’re likeliest to remember and “take with you” into the future (such as John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Rachel Carson): why are you likely keep this author(s)/work(s) in a corner of your memory? Explain what’s distinctive about the work and/or the author that allows you see yourself keeping either (or both) in your memory, and comment on the ideas you’ve encountered there (and elsewhere) that you might remember in the years ahead [please go into sufficient detail to explain your response(s)].