1. I will be updating the OpenLab Gradebook and grading your Project 1 essays this week. I will post when grades are ready.
2. Because we took more time for Week 2 (which is fine), I have reconfigured our Syllabus and Weekly Schedule and combined Project 2 with the Final Reflection. What this means: we will finish the readings schedule for the class, but you’ll be getting more credit for your Class Participation (weekly OpenLab responses now 50% instead of 25%; if you answer completely, with your own ideas, you will receive full credit, or an A ). In addition, Project 2/ Final Reflection will be one assignment due on OpenLab the last day of class (7/1) instead of being two separate longer assignments. I think this will work well– we will make the most of our remaining time by keeping up with the readings and critical responses but going a bit easier on the formal writing demands.
- Read: John Cheever, “The Swimmer” (1964)
- Watch: Eleanor and Frank Perry, The Swimmer (1968) (available on Amazon/ other sites for purchase)
- Cheever biographical info & retrospective
- Cheever reading “The Swimmer” (December 1977)
- After reading the story, watch the lecture video
- Choose two discussion questions to respond to—and please check out what classmates have already posted. You may wish to include a question for peers in your response, as well.
*** The goal here is to generate authentic discussion about our subject matter. If you find something confusing or curious, that’s cool! Throw it out to the class! Ask questions about the text, life, your classmates’ experiences. ***
Keep up the strong work! We’re in the home stretch.