September 7, 2010 Archives
So what's going on?
In addition to these 15 minutes of video, notice that for today I've also posted a 30-minute audio lecture. I might have delivered both during class, but instead I'm assigning them for you to listen to and watch outside of class. My intention is to put move as much as possible of the one-way "info dump" out of the classroom, so that during our limited class time, we spend more time doing face-to-face work.
You're welcome to play these files while folding your laundry or during your commute. The idea is that when you come to class on Wednesday, you'll be ready to talk (and write) about this material. (Hint... there's a four-letter word that starts with Q.)
To prepare, read Chapters 1-6 of The Scarlet Letter. (Note that there is a long introduction before Chapter 1... I am not assigning that introduction.)
Last week, there was a GriffinGate component to this assignment. This time, there won't be. All you need to know is right here, on this page.
What is the assignment?
Create a single word processor file to hold all your answers, and when you are finished, upload that single file to Turnitin.com. The Course ID is 3449398, and the class password is "nosummary" (reminding you that literary analysis is not the same thing as plot summary).
Prepare your file with standard MLA headings, a give it the title "Exercise 1: Close Reading Practice"