Write a 200-350 word abstract* for your research paper. In addition, write a brief (1-2 paragraph) reflection on where you see yourself in the Rose section for today. Does he describe an experience that you’ve had? Maybe he articulates a feeling you’ve shared.
*An abstract is a short summary of a larger work. UW-Madison’s Writing Center has a good overview of abstracts: “Remember that your abstract is a description of your project (what you specifically are doing) and not a description of your topic (whatever you’re doing the project on). It is easy to get these two types of description confused. Since abstracts are generally very short, it’s important that you don’t get bogged down in a summary of the entire background of your topic.”