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West Chester University

Fall 2002

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Spring 2002

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Course Information
  WRT 120 Syllabus
  Lit 165 Syllabus
  About the Instructor

Notes for Effective Writing I
  Understanding the 'Rhetorical Situation'
  Writing Descriptively
  What Makes a Good Story?
  Building a Thesis
  Notes on 'Purpose'
  Strategies for Writing Introductions
  Strategies for Writing Conclusions
  Assignment #5: Argument
  Understanding Rational Argument

Notes for Introduction to Literature
  Fundamental Questions About Literature
  Critical Approaches to Literature
  Approaching Literature
  Ambiguity
  Critical Thinking and Reading Literature
  Notes on Four Short Stories
  The Genesis of the Short Story
  Defining the Short Story
  The Art of the Short Story
  A Vocabulary for Fiction and Beyond
  Notes on Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Responding to 'The Birthmark'
  A Guided Reading of 'Bartleby the Scrivener'
  Bartleby--Questions for Analysis
  A Cultural Context for 'Bartleby the Scrivener'
  Notes on Innovative Fiction
  Study Guide for Fiction Exam
  Billy Collins - 'Introduction to Poetry'
  A Catalogue of Poems for Study
  Approaching a Definition of Poetry?
  Reading Poetry
  The Craft of Poetry: Imagery
  Readings from 'The United States of Poetry'
  The Craft of Poetry: Sound
  The Craft of Poetry: Structure
  Lines of Continuity
  Study Guide for Poetry Exam
  The Birth of Drama
  On Tragic Character
  Stepping Through 'Oedipus the King'
  Analyzing 'Oedipus the King'
  The Relevance 'Oedipus'Today
  Study Guide for the Drama Exam

Announcements and Assignments
  WRT 120 Announcements
  WRT 120 Assignments
  LIT 165 Announcements
  Lit 165 Assignments

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  Weblog for LIT 165
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~~ LIT 165 Announcements ~~

**** IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! ****

Due to the school closing on Dec. 5, the Drama Exam is rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, 8 - 10 PM our final exam date. Class will meet in Anderson 201, our usual classroom.

The exam will be on Oedipus the King only.

Consult the study guide.

The Drama Exam is a 50 minute exam, so students who want to take the optional Final Exam will be able to take it in the second hour of the scheduled two hour period. Students who aren't sure whether they want to take the optional final can request that I score their exams immediately.

*********IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!**********

ALSO, REGARDING EXTRA CREDIT PAPERS: The last day to hand in extra credit assignments has been extended to Thursday, December 12, 2002. Extra credit papers must be 3-5 pages, typed. The topic should come from one of the questions on pp. 1536-38 in your textbook. If you have an original topic you'd like to pursue, but you can't find a way to pursue it using the questions on those pages, please consult me first if you want to ensure that you receive credit for your work.

 

 

 

 

     

 


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