Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Readings for Thursday, April 28, 2011

Your final reading assignment for the semester is four short poems. They are indeed short but may take some work to understand and appreciate. I hope you find these poems reward the time you put into them.

"The Daffodils"
"John Anderson, My Jo"
"Pied Beauty"
"God's Grandeur"

Remember: it helps to look up any words you don't understand. It helps even more to take advantage of the textual notes.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Final graded essay

Your final essay of the semester is a 500-word essay on the following topic:

Using specific examples from at least three literary works we've studied this semester, show how literature serves to shed light on some aspect of truth about ourselves, others, the universe, or God.
Include a works cited page in MLA format. Among your three or more citations, be sure to cite at least one short story and one poem we've studied in this course.

Essays are due Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Assignments for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Assignments for Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • Bring the outline, draft essay, and Works Cited page of your research paper to class. Your research paper should be almost ready to turn in.
  • Be prepared to workshop your paper in class.

Policies for rewrites

You can rewrite any one of the first three out-of-class essays for a new grade. Here are the stipulations for rewrites:
  1. To get credit for the rewrite, you need to turn in your original, graded copy of the essay along with the rewrite. This applies to whatever essay you choose to rewrite.
  2. If you choose to rewrite your research paper, you will receive full credit on the rewrite only if you made an A, B, or C on the original paper. If you make a D or F on the original paper, you can still rewrite it, but your rewrite grade will be lowered one letter grade for your not having taken more care on your paper the first time.
Rewrites are due Tuesday, May 3, 2011.