Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reading for Thursday

"Excitement Deprives Children of Happiness"

Class motto

Accept it: you're all right a lot.

About your instructor

I'm honored to be your teacher this semester. In case you're interested, you can find out more about me here:

Curriculum vitae
Short essays
Full list of publications
Shorter list of publications

Once again, I look forward to working with you in this semester.


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Important note on rewrites

Please note that if you want credit for rewriting one of your essays, you need to turn in two items when you come for the final exam Thursday:

1. The original, graded paper with my marks on it, and
2. The new, rewritten paper.

You do not need to give me an electronic copy of the revised paper.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vocabulary and readings for Tuesday

Because they're short, we'll be reading two essays for Tuesday's quiz and class discussion. As always, please be familiar with vocabulary words before reading the essays.

  1. Vocabulary:

  2. afoul
  3. "Who Will Stand Up for Campus Free Speech?"
  4. "Controversy Proves Collusion Among Liberal Journalists"

In-class writing assigment for Monday

If the political conditions made it possible, could a Jedwabne-type massacre ever occur in McMinnville? Why or why not? How do you think you would act in similar circumstances? Why do you think so? Give specific evidence for your position.