last discussion Some of you fit the definition of “traditional students,” meaning that you’re in the 18-22 years-old range and are preparing yourselves for the years ahead. Let’s start with you: imagine yourself ten years from now, having embarked on the inevitable career and (perhaps) family life that stand as the hallmarks of adulthood– you have a car payment, a job, and are responsible for living expenses and perhaps young lives. As indicated in your postings throughout the semester, however, many of you are “non-traditional” students and are already deeply entrenched in this adult world–and are back in school after time away to achieve specific life and career goals. For those in this group, please also envision yourself in the world a decade from now. The question posed, then, is for both groups: if asked to think back on your semester in English 2020 in the Fall of 2021, consider first which one (or more) of the readings and/or author(s) that you’re likeliest to remember and “take with you” into the future: why are you likely keep this author(s)/work(s) in a corner of your memory? Explain what’s distinctive about the work and/or the author that allows you see yourself keeping either (or both) in your memory, and comment on the ideas you’ve encountered there (and elsewhere) that you might remember in the years ahead [please go into sufficient detail to explain your response(s)]. Feel free to invoke Covid-19, the pandemic, social distancing, or any realities of our current historical moment as you wish (keep these also in mind as you consider how/if you’ll compose your Final Exam “one pager,” which I’ve just updated for this current term). Develop your response over the course of 3/4 of a page or so. Finally, if you’re not likely to remember anything specific, or are ready to banish particular authors and/or works immediately from your memory, mention those works as well (and offer some sufficient explanation). And if you can suggest any author or work that you feel should be on our reading list but isn’t yet, please do so. Then, as always, comment twice on classmate’s postings. You have to post first so you can see your classmate’s posts.