Your rough draft if due on May 3. Remember, it's the whole thing including title page and works cited page.
Finish The Great Divorce.
Next Wednesday, April 5 we will meet at the Union Library. One of the librarians will speak to us about academic research and how to use the academic databases.
We will meet at Modero (the coffee shop located on the main floor of the library) no later than 8:50. I will be there at 8:15 if you want to get dropped off early to get coffee and hang out. Otherwise, please have be there by 8:50. We will be done by 10:15.
If you need directions, here's a link to an interactive Campus Map. Click Food & Dining, and then click Modero. https://www.uu.edu/jackson/map/
Dear Students & Parents,
I have decided to temporarily change British Lit to an online format in order to accommodate one student who will be out of town for a few weeks and another student who has to be at JSCC for a few Wednesdays. We are still covering all the same information, so your student will not miss out on anything. :)
I am using Canvas.com, which is an online learning management system. I will post all of the weekly assignments on Canvas, not this blog. Some of the assignments will be discussion forums. I will also include some video lectures. Writing assignments will be submitted via the course site.
The students should have already received an email invitation to the course from Canvas. They will need to create a free Canvas account in order to login to the course site. Due dates for the weekly assignments will be Tuesdays at 11:59 p.m. CST. Students, when setting up your account, it will ask you to select the timezone. (Abigail, you will need to select CST, but don't forget you are in a different timezone when submitting your HW.)
This week's HW is already posted, and the due date is February 21 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
As any FYI, we are beginning our study of mid to late 20th century British Literature which will include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling. In April, Union professor and Inklings expert Dr. Harold Poe will visit our class as a guest lecturer. Fun stuff!
Please email or call me if you have any questions. Thanks!
We forgot to discuss the The Portrait of Dorian Gray! We will discuss that next week. :)
Read "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night."
Don't forget to get a copy of The Great Divorce.
Read this excerpt from The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Re-write your Works Cited page, if necessary.
Complete the paraphrasing worksheet I gave you in class. (Not the one we did in class today, but the other one.)
Essay: What aspects of Victorian society does Charles Dickens criticize in Bleak House?
This needs to be approximately two pages and should adhere to the paper guidelines I gave out last semester. Don't forget your title page!
Watch the movie you selected. (I think everyone's going with Bleak House. Good choice.)
Read this excerpt from Great Expectations. (This is the part about Miss Havisham.)
Find 5 sources on Charles Dickens. You must have at least one book, website, and periodical. Complete a works cited page in MLA format.
Purdue OWL is a great site that is a wealth of information on MLA Format.
Works Cited Page: Books
Works Cited Page: Periodicals
Works Cited Page: Electronic sources
A note about electronic sources: The Purdue website mentions using a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for websites. Don't worry about this, and don't use them. It also suggest listing the date accessed. Do not worry about that, and don't list it.
We will have a quiz over the Romantic prose and poetry selections we've discussed.
Also, each of you will write an essay on a topic specific to your book selection. These are due January 11. Since I am giving you over a month to complete this assignment, I will not accept any late submissions. Feel free to email me a rough draft if you want to make sure you are on the right track with your thesis and/or supporting arguments. I am looking for a minimum of three pages for this essay.
See a list of essay topics here.