Thursday, January 09, 2014

John McPhee's Structural Diagrams

In the latest installment of The Writing Life column in The New Yorker, John McPhee discusses his method of collecting and arranging notes for each of the essays he's writing. The essays are then organized by some interesting and useful structure, a technique he learned in high school composition from his teacher, Olive McKee, who had her students write three essays a week, submitted with a structural diagram.



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