Waves, now in its 4th edition, features a sampling of short writing exercises, creative pieces, and an e-portfolio from Approaches to University Writing classes. Assignment prompts are included with exercises.
Table of Contents by Title
“With Hope” by Abby Ellis
Ellis’s series of letters are written in response to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen.
“Where I’m From” by Luis Gomez Lopez
Gomez Lopez’s poem is inspired by George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From.”
“The Insecure Pianist” by Alina Demirdjian
Demirdjian’s narrative description relates the author’s journey as a pianist, embracing mistakes and building confidence at the same time.
“Letter to a Lady” by Daniela Gonzalez
Gonzalez’s letter about stereotypical assumptions is inspired by Claudia Rankine’s Citizen.
“A Splash of Colors” by Jonathan Lopez
Lopez’s descriptive scene at a paintball park incorporates the points of view of those around the author.
“My Home” by Isabel Martinez
Martinez’s word picture uses sensory details to bring you into the author’s house.
“Driving While Black” by Wyatt Bimat-Townsend
Bimat-Townsend’s descriptive scene is inspired by Claudia Rankine’s Citizen.
“Teaching in a Pandemic” by Sivhour Lim
Lim interviews a high school teacher working during the pandemic.
“Get After It” by Miles Kirshner
Kirshner’s full e-Portfolio includes writing exercises, full essays, and a portfolio reflection.
“Annotated Bibliography: The Power of Celebrities” by Samantha Luviano
Luviano’s full annotated bibliography assignment provides research on modern-day celebrity culture.
“Revision Process” by Samantha Luviano
Luviano’s creative comic strip recalls the author’s revision process.
“Sweetest Greetings” by Emily Gallagher
Gallagher’s creative Christmas card reflects on the author’s semester.
“Desperate for Space” by Casey Tolentino
Tolentino’s word picture uses sensory details to help readers understand the author’s cramped living situation.