West Chester University

Spring 2003

West Chester University

Fall 2002

Spring 2002

Fall 2001





Course Information
  WRT 120 Syllabus
  Lit 165 Syllabus
  About the Instructor

Notes for Introduction to Literature
  Fundamental Questions About Literature
  Critical Approaches to Literature
  Approaching Literature
  Critical Thinking and Reading Literature
  Notes on Four Short Stories
  Defining the Short Story
  The Genesis of the Short Story
  The Art of the Short Story
  Responding to 'The Birthmark'
  Notes on Nathaniel Hawthorne
  A Guided Reading of 'Bartleby'
  'Bartleby--Questions for Analysis
  A Cultural Context for 'Bartleby'
  A Vocabulary for Fiction and Beyond
  Notes on Innovative Fiction
  Young Man on Sixth Avenue
  A Study Guide for the Fiction Exam
  Defining Poetry
  Reading Poetry
  The Craft of Poetry: Imagery
  Supplemental Poems
  The Craft of Poetry: Sound
  The Craft of Poetry: Structure
  Lines of Continuity
  Study Guide for the Poetry Exam
  The Birth of Greek Tragedy
  Stepping Through OEDIUPS THE KING
  Aristotle's 'Tragic Hero'
  Questions for Studying OEDIUPS
  The Relevance of OEDIPUS Today
  Study Guide for the Drama Exam

Notes for Effective Writing I
  Understanding the 'Rhetorical Situation'

  John Gardner

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


Go Exploring
  Weblog for WRT 120
  Weblog for LIT 165
  Writing Assistance on the Web

Join an Online Forum
  WRT 120 Composition Forum
  LIT 165 Introduction to Literature Forum


~~ WRT 120 Announcements ~~

Portfolios are due--the latest date to hand in your portfolio is Monday, April 28, 2003. Portfolios handed in after class time on that day will be considered late; the consequence for a late portfolio is a lowered final grade.

Argument Papers will be available in my office beginning Friday, April 25. (Some may be ready before then--check in on Wednesday, April 23 if you want to find out if yours has been evaluated early.)

The Portfolio, including your five graded essays and your completed Portfolio Assessment (checklist and questionnaire) is due no later than Monday, April 28. You can turn in your completed portfolio any time up until then. Argument papers will be available by Friday April 25. (Some may be available before then.) I'll be accepting portfolios in my office (Main 411) during my regularly scheduled office hours and during class time. There is no final exam, but if you'd like to find out your semester grade during the final exam period (Friday May 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM) I will be in my office to answer your questions during that time.

If you need a copy of the Portfolio Assessment, see me in my office Wed., Fri., or Mon. 1:00 - 3:00 PM.








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