“What is a Text?” in The Word on College Reading and Writing by Carol Burnell, Jaime Wood, Monique Babin, Susan Pesznecker, and Nicole Rosevear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

For this discussion, please respond to the following questions:

Examining your experience as a reader, identify at least three literary texts that have made an impression on you. For each text, list the following:
title, author, date of publication, and any other citation information you can find; and
when you read the text and for what purpose.
Choose a favorite text and explain why it made an impression on you. In one or two well-composed paragraphs, address the following:
Why was it impactful?
How did it make you feel?
What did you learn from reading it?
Do you think it can be classified as literature? Why or why not?

3. Comment on at least two other classmates’ posts. What did they say that you found interesting? Have you read (or seen) the literary works they discuss? Do they connect to anything on your own list?