West Chester University

Fall 2004and
Spring 2005

West Chester University

Spring 2003

Fall 2002

Spring 2002

Fall 2001






Course Information
  LIT 165 Syllabus
  LIT 165 Announcements
  LIT 165 Assignments
  WRT 120 Syllabus
  WRT 120 Announcements
  WRT 120 Assigmments

Notebook for Topics in Literature: Imaginary Worlds (Spring 2005)
  Adieu to Imaginary Worlds
  One Last Look at Imaginary Worlds
  Notes on 'Before the Law'
  Samuel Beckett Links
  Notes on 'Waiting for Godot'
  Approaching 'Waiting for Godot'
  Notes on 'Axolotl' by Julio Cortazar
  Notes on 'EPICAC' by Kurt Vonnegut
  DIRECTIONS: Independent Project
  Suggested Readings: Independent Project
  Utopia/Dystopia Links
  Character Analysis: Brave New World
  Analyzing the Brave New World
  Defining Utopia
  Embarking on the Brave New World
  A Critique of BRAVE NEW WORLD
  Dante Links
  Inferno: Final Destinations, Cantos XXXII-XXXIV
  Inferno: Malebolge, Cantos XVIII-XXXI
  Inferno: Questions/Analysis, Cantos XII - XVII
  Structure in the Inferno: Analysis, Cantos V - XI
  Inferno: Questions for Analysis, Cantos I - V
  Introducing Canto I
  Approaching the Divine Comedy
  Relating to Dante's Inferno
  Our Goals for Studying the Inferno
  Assignment Sheet: PAPER #1
  The Birthmark
  Leaf By Niggle
  Responses to Leaf By Niggle
  'On Fairy Stories' by J.R.R. Tolkien
  Notes on Ovid and 'Metamorphoses'
  Analyzing the Mythic Tales
  The Four Functions of Myth
  Myth and Metaphor
  Myth - Links
  Filtering the Introduction to 'Fantastic Worlds'
  'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' and 'The Zebra Storyteller
  Introducing the 'Imaginary Worlds' Theme
  Alice In Wonderland
  The Metamorphosis

Notebook for Effective Writing I (Spring 2004)
  Conference Schedule: 4/21 and 4/26
  Commentary: Following Up Your Response
  Critical Thinking and Commentary
  Casebook: Evaluating Sources
  What is Argument?
  Parts of an Argument
  Casebook Assignment Sheet
  Rubric for Evaluation of Writing
  Assignment Sheet: Essay#1
  Expressive Writing
  Short Stories About Identity
  Thoughts on Stories About Identity
  Poems About Identity
  Understanding the 'Rhetorical Situation'
  Mind-map: Identity

ENG Q20: Basic Writing (Fall 2004)
  ENG Q20 Syllabus
  Frederick Douglass Excerpt
  Propaganda Analysis
  How to Detect Propaganda
  George Orwell's Politics and the English Language
  Propaganda Analysis Exercise

Go Exploring
  Weblog for WRT 120
  Writing Assistance on the Web
  Blackboard at WCU
  WCU Homepage
  WCU's Francis Harvey Green Library


CONFERENCES: Main Hall 312
Bring an outline or draft of your independent paper.

THURS. 4/21
TUES. 4/26


Brittany Iacono Suzanne Mitchell


Joe Costello Brian Thomas
9:45 Christina Lengyel Andrew Gibson 9:30 Katie Menton Jennifer Spinner
10:00 Katie Kelly Sarah Sload 9:45 Bret Young Santo Zanghi
10:15 Katie Osan Christi Bealer 10:00 Mallory K. Jody Murtaugh
10:30 Heather Eckels Katie Suder 10:15 Erick McClintock Devin Schmidt
10:45 Sarah Daily Lysa Rogol 10:30 Sammi Phillips Christina Hydzik
11:00 Maria Leslie Michael Lennox
2:00 Katie Walls Caitlin Fitzpatrick 2:00 Kerri Smith Jackie Hall
2:15 April Stout Melissa McCullough 2:15 Jess Sadler Erin McGrail
2:30 Heather O'Connor Kelly Walsh 2:30 Merisa Laubach Julie Nespoli
2:45 Stephanie Shirk Melissa Castillo 2:45 Jessica Harwood Noura Korbage
3:00 Diana DiFilippo Heather Howiszak 3:00 Katie Shook Jess Ashlock
3:30 Sue Carroll Abby Boyer 3:15 Jeff Yetter Dan Hogan


9:30 CLASS: 8-10 AM

2:00 CLASS: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

During the final exam period: bring your portfolio (with completed checklist and questionnaire)
along with your completed Independent Paper to my office in Main 312.

Online Portfolio Checklist






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