I hope everybody has a great holiday break!
Here are a couple of lists for when you think “hmmm, I want to read something good, but I don’t know what to chose.” Remember, any Great American Novel is essentially a gothic novel!
Best Gothic Novels:
The standard “best of” novel list:
But I like this general list better:
Tuesday, Dec 15th: Essay 2 due in class. Please be on time! We will go over the exam today.
Thursday, Dec 17th: Final Exam. Last class.
Here is the peer review in case you want another copy.
The rest of the semester looks like this:
Thursday, Dec 10: Peer Review of Essay 2 draft and Discussion
Tuesday, Dec 15: Essay 2 Due in Class (no late papers); Final Exam review
Thursday, Dec 17: Final Exam (last class)
As you continue to write and revise your essay, keep in mind these details:
- Make sure to accurately summarize the article you are using (briefly: one or two sentences).
- Make sure that your thesis is strong.
- Make sure to utilize key scenes and character interaction/dialogue to support your ideas.
- Make sure to select and highlight strong quotations. Don’t end your paragraphs with a quotation: comment on each one.
- Make sure to guide the reader, don’t assume that we readers can put it all together without your strong guidance; hold our hands and explain things. Present insights and breakthrough ideas.
- Consider a conclusion that goes beyond a summary of your thesis.
- Review the assignment details to make sure you are doing what is required.
I’ve not mentioned what the quiz would even cover, so let’s delay the quiz until after the Thanksgiving break.
I’ve posted the Final Essay Instructions in the Assignments menu tab. Also, the three articles are posted there, too.
For Thursday’s homework: Read through chapter 6 (page 200) and then write a 250-word journal on either consumption, families, or sexuality. I realize this is a bit different than what I wrote on the board today. Journals are a place to experiment, so don’t feel necessarily constrained by my directions (or lack thereof).
Great discussion to get the novel going. I’ve reconsidered the end of the semester assignments and moved some things around to make is smoother:
Updated Weekly Schedule-nov12