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  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
  ASSIGNMENT SHEET: Paper #3
  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
  ASSIGNMENT SHEET: Paper #2
  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'
  Allegory
  '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

 

~~ Assignments ~~

DATE DUE
ASSIGNMENT
Week 14
4/19/05
Paper #3 is due today. Conferences will be scheduled for students to discuss their choices and/or progress on the independent project, due at the Final Exam period. Conference times will be in lieu of class on Thursday, 4/21 and Tuesday, 4/26.
Week 13
4/12/05
Your rough draft is due for an in-class Rough Draft Workshop.
Week 12
4/7/05
Class is cancelled for 4/7. Your rough draft is due next Tuesday, 4/12. We'll have a Rough Draft Workshop in class.
4/5/05
Two homework assignments due 4/5: Brainstorm topics based on the categories presented in the Writing Assignment on pp. 323-24 in The Call to Write. Brainstorm a list of topics for each category. Bring your lists to class. Also, write a response (1-2 paragraphs) to a reading you've done for one of your classes this semester.
Week 11
3/31/05
Read Chapter 9 in The Call to Write. In class writing on Practicing Commentary. Handout is available here.
3/29/05

Choose any news article and write a response (1 page). Bring your article and response to class.

Week 10
3/22/05

Bring a complete draft of your casebook to a group Conference in my office in Main 312.

Week 9
3/17/05

Complete the Endnotes and draft the Conclusion for your Casebook. Prepare a draft of your
completed Casebook to bring to your scheduled conference on Tuesday, 3/22 in Main 312. The conferences are in place of class. The final draft of the Casebook is due in class on Thursday, 3/24.

3/15/05
Complete the Introduction and Headnotes for your Casebook.
Spring Break
Enjoy! Complete the "Evaluating Sources for the Casebook" worksheets we began in class by the time you return from Spring Break. You can download the Worksheet if you need spare copies.
Week 8
3/3/05
Complete the "Evaluating Sources for the Casebook" worksheets we began in class by the time you return from Spring Break. You can download the Worksheet if you need spare copies.
3/1/05
Bring all of the sources you gathered to class on 3/1. Also, in Quick Access, read pp. 147-48; 157-58; and 160-173. If class is canceled, read "Evaluating Sources for your Casebook."
WEEK 7
2/24/05
Prepare to search for and select articles for your group's casebook in the library this week. On Thursday 2/24 meet with your group in FHG Library. Check in with me to get the assignment for Tuesday 3/1. You can find me at one of the tables on the third floor near the computer classroom.
2/22/05
Prepare to search for and select articles for your group's casebook in the library this week. On Tuesday 2/22 we'll meet in FHG Library's third floor computer classroom.
WEEK 6
2/13/05
Read The Call to Write, pp. 61-90; Quick Access, pp. 51-58 by Tuesday 2/15. Brainstorm 4 or 5 topics for the Casebook Assignment (see The Call to Write, p. 322). On Tuesday, in addition to reviewing the reading material assigned, you will form collaborative groups and select a topic to create a "Casebook" on a debatable issue.
WEEK 5
2/10/05
Paper #1 is due. Read The Call to Write, pp. 61-90; Quick Access, pp. 51-58 by Tuesday 2/15.
2/8/05

Bring one copy of your draft in "isolated sentences" format to class on Tuesday to participate in an "editing workshop."

WEEK 4
2/3/05

Bring four (4) copies of your revised draft of Essay #1 to class for a "revision workshop."

WEEK 3
1/27/05

Bring a complete rough draft of Essay #1 to class for a "rough draft workshop."

1/25/05

Read Chapters 4 and 5 in The Call to Write. Bring your textbook to class.

WEEK 2
1/20/05
In-class writing: Choose two poems from the ones assigned to write a one-paragraph response. Your response can be personal or interpretive.
1/20/05

Read the Short Stories on Identity: The Lesson, A Sorrowful Woman, and Girl. Read the poems on identity as well: A Road Not Taken, I'm Nobody, Much Madness Is Divinest Sense, Alone, As I Grew Older, Richard Cory.

1/18/05

Complete the Student Information sheet, which asks you to answer questions related to your writing and reading experience. (Due Tuesday, 1/18)

Read the Short Stories on Identity: A&P, Eveline, The Lesson, A Sorrowful Woman, and Girl.

WEEK 1
1/13/05
In class you will write a 1-2 paper on the topic of "identity." The paper can be in whatever mode or style you choose. The only requirement is that you put your mind and energy into it and that you try to make it a good piece of writing, as you define "good." If you miss class today, please make this up for homework.

 

 

 

 

     

 


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