October 7, 2009 Archives
Choose a topic that differs from the assignments you have already submitted. You may refer to works you have read outside class, but keep them in a secondary position -- the focus should be on the debatable claim you make about a work we have studied in the class.
You are welcome to include outside research if you wish, but all that's required is another close reading.
Revisit all the tips I've already provided you about thesis statements, a blueprint, avoiding plot summary (remember, you are writing for a reader who already knows the story well), and avoiding simplistic structure (such as a paragraph-long mini-paper on character 1, followed by a paragraph-long mini paper on character 2, and so on).
Please bring the draft to class, so that we can workshop it during class time.
- You will have until 1:30pm Friday to upload (to Turnitin.com) your draft. I encourage you to revise it, reflecting what you have learned from the classroom activity.
- I will read your submissions on Turnitin.com, and provide feedback in time for me to submit a midterm grade (which is due shortly after break).
- If your paper isn't online in the proper slot when I start marking them Friday afternoon, I may not get to your paper until after midterm grades are due.
- I am happy to meet with you during my office hours, or make an appointment outside my scheduled hours, to help you on this assignment.
Everyone should read and blog about The Raven (1845) Everyone should also read and comment on peer agenda items on "The Raven."
Everyone should also read the other poems, and write a blog entry in which you refer to at least two. Everyone should also read and comment on peer agenda items about the other poems.
Please write two agenda items for this collection, each one referring to one or two poems.
Time and Eternity
XVII I never saw a moor
The Railway Train
VI The way I read a letter 's this
XX Old Fashioned
Time and Eternity
VIII I have not told my garden yet