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Semester of Creation


Submission Type


Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number


Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

Waffle House, as a kid growing up in Gwinnett, brought a different kind of emotion to me, not one of excitement exactly but one of fondness. They were practically everywhere and yet they would always be veiled by the infrastructure around them. The numerous Waffle Houses in my area never seemed to be the same place, not even the food would taste the same depending on who made it, but it made going there better, more unexpected, and less dull. I never really took the time to understand why Waffle House felt so deeply ingrained within my community but now that I look back Waffle House was always a pivot point in my memories, even the ones that didn’t have anything remotely related to Waffle House. I’ve seen people with their conflicts come to Waffle House and on the flip side, have a conflict within a Waffle House. Waffle Houses’ purpose in my community isn’t viewed as a simple breakfast restaurant in my community, rather it makes its purpose go beyond simply serving breakfast.

Description of Assignment

Abstract for The Geographical Area Unofficial but Should Be Official Argument Geographical areas have things they specialize in or are known for. Students were asked to select something from their hometown (either birth home, current home, or aspirational home) and build an argument establishing that what they selected is the unofficial icon of that hometown. Students used the Toulmin Style for their arguments and based them on their own insights as residents of that geographical area. The purpose of the assignment was to ask students to pay attention to the space that shaped them and understand what makes it special.



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