Grading final unessays for my Contemporary American Lit class, which is always a delight. One of my favorite unessays so far (on Ling Ma's _Severance_) is a collection of social media accounts for various characters, as well as the contents of one character's Notes app. The novel is in many ways a meditation on connectivity through technology, so this approach fits perfectly.


when I tried to offer something similar to my students last semester, they were all kinda afraid of it, because I probably didnt give good examples or clear enough instructions - this write up is really well done, thanks for sharing!

@tobbsn This was the 3rd time I've done an unessay, so I had some good examples to share. But yeah, even then, it freaks some students out.

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