-To understand how authors use plot
-To understand a variety of plot structures
-To practice using our own cohesive plot structure, as our sample authors do, in the midst of a memoir full of flashbacks and digressions
-Share some narratives that establish setting
-Review plot as a literary element
-Practice plotting out Lamott's memoir
-Using the chapter of life that you chose to write about, create your own plot map that includes the topices that you intend to go over.
-If you did not complete the five bullet points about Lammot's plot, go back and do that.