Be sure to bring a copy of the most recent draft of the latest essay with you to every class for in-class peer review/revision work. Please be advised that this calendar is tentative and that adjustments, substitutions, and additions/deletions may occur. Any changes will be announced in class and by email. WEEK DAY READ IN-CLASS DUE 1 FRI 01/25 ● Syllabus/Calendar ● BB – Pope except
Dialectal Journal- Frankenstein DIALECTICAL JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS The term “Dialectic” means “the art or practice of arriving at the truth by using conversation involving question and answer. Think of your dialectical journal as a series of conversations with the texts we read during this course. The process is meant to help you develop a better understanding of the texts we read. Use your journal to incorporate your personal responses to the texts, your ideas about the themes we cover and our class discussions. You will find that it is a useful way to process what you’re reading, prepare yourself for group discussion, and gather textual evidence for your Literary Analysis assignments.
Assignment 3: Literary Analysis Paper From Historical Perspective The major writing assignment for this week is to compose a paper of at least two pages in which you write interpretively from a historical perspective about the assigned poems from W4: Assignment 1, not on The Awakening. Within your paper you will need to assume, first of all, that your audience must be informed as to what constitutes a historical critical perspective of literature. Additionally, you should consider some of the following critical questions that will help you in your analysis: When were these works written and published? Did social attitudes of that time influence the works and their reception? What kinds of social and historical understandings do readers need to have to interpret the works?
By comparing our writing processes from the first, second, and third drafts, differences and similarities can be shown. I will compare my writing process to his by using an essay that I wrote in an English class as an example. In our first draft Marius and I do have some similarities when we make an outline. However we are different when we start writing our draft. First, Marius begins by writing an outline including his main points without worrying about the order of importance.
Peer editing ensues, including a feedback sheet tailored specifically for the assignment for students to fill out for the author’s benefit, leading to a revised typed final draft. The teacher is available throughout the process for further personal consultation. Essay, Poem, and Visual Text analysis Students read many brief essays and shorter pieces of writing in this course. Poems are included to detect and measure style, tone, and meaning. Visual text is included in the form of editorial cartoons and photos as well.
Tell us about one of Hughes’ poems. Don’t tell us about theme or how you relate to it. Tell us about the form of the poem. Name and define some of the elements of the form. Tell us about its attributes and history, what Hughes’ influences were in this poem, and so on.
One very basic and useful organizer is the Venn Diagram. The students choose two elements of the reading and write in the Venn Diagram differences and similarities. This is an excellent compare and contrast strategy. Assessment: Students switch with a partner to compare information on their Venn Diagrams Strategy #3 Student Journals Student's maintain a personnel journal for the books that they read. In the journal the students must write what they have learned, how they feel about the content, and the meaning of the book.
Students should write multiple drafts for at least half of the assigned essays. Faculty should instruct students on • Analyzing assignments- responding to key words of prompts • Prewriting- brainstorming, freewriting, outlining • Completing first drafts • Revising based on feedback from instructor Guidelines for writing assignments- Faculty may want to begin teaching basic paragraphs or jump right into assigning full essays; regardless, writing instruction should include • distribution of written writing assignments that clearly explain to students what is expected of them and how the essay should be formatted • lessons in classic essay structure- introduction, coherent thesis statement, well-supported body paragraphs, topic sentences within body paragraphs, conclusions. • Logical use of transitions • employment of various rhetorical modes and purposes leading to evaluation and analysis • emphasis on critical analysis of assigned reading in preparation for English 101 • use of grading rubric • increase in
Rachel Broyles Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term. * Long-term reading goal: Well Long-term reading goal means something to achieve “eventually” Short-term reading goal: Short-term means soothing to achieve soon. Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions: * How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course? * * Well I approach my reading by printing off the reading’s each week and read them through first then go back and take notes that I think is important to know or to be on a test. Then I would go through again to write down key words and the meaning of each key word.
English 9 Honors March 10, 2010 Compare and Contrast of Two Tragic Love Stories Thesis Sentence- The conflict caused in both stories is the hate between the families, forbidden love, and the death of a loved one; however, much more conflict occurs in Romeo and Juliet such as Romeo's banishment and the engagement of Juliet to Paris, and in "Pyramus and Thisbe" they are separated by a wall. In both stories, there is a broil between the two lovers' families. However, there is no background given in either story of why the two families dislike each other. In the story of "Pyramus and Thisbe" it says "marriage was forbidden by their parents:/ yet there's one thing that parents can't prevent:/ the flame of love that burned in both of them" (lines 11-13). In Romeo and Juliet, the hatred between the families affects not only Romeo and Juliet, but the entire town.