Quick Write


Wortham “I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App”

JENNA WORTHAM, “I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App” [p. 393]

In small groups of two or three, answer these questions.

  1. Who has a stake in the matter? Who does this affect?
  2. Why does this matter?

Chapter 7, Who Cares?

Chapter 7 explains the importance of addressing the “so what?” and “who cares?” questions when writing and making an argument. You essays will become stronger once you begin addressing these questions in your writing.

The “who cares?” question considers who has a stake in the argument. The “so what?” helps the reader understand what the larger implications or consequences of the topic are.

These questions work great in many parts of your essays. They are especially helpful for writers who struggle with introductions and conclusions. A good tip is to address these questions in the introduction and conclusions.

Texting, So What?

Who are the people that care if we are texting instead of calling? Who has a stake in the matter?

Brainstorm for three minutes all the groups who have a stake in the argument.

Free Write

Free write for five minutes on why these groups care or why the topic matters.

Template To Use:

I’m _______________, and this matters to me because_________________ . . .

Quick Write

Draft a paragraph, introduction or conclusion, incorporating the so what? and who cares? factors.

This is important because ___________ . . .

This essay will benefit _______________, because _____________________. . .