HW10 due 10/29: Politics and the English Language

1. Politics and the English Language(PEL)–Tomorrow, be prepared to thoroughly explore how Orwell develops his thesis. I expect to see you illustrate control of Orwell’s argument. There will be no small-group preparation; we will begin and end in whole group discussion. I cannot stress enough…you must keep in the fore of your mind the historical context from which PEL and 1984 were born.  In many ways, both texts serve as a response to the socio-economic-political situation of WWII Europe–a situation wherein people by the millions were disenfranchised, impoverished, and killed.  Accordingly, Orwell is considered to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century because of his response(s) to that situation.  Further, as stated in class, it is critical that we UNDERSTAND Orwell’s position. So, read not to contradict and confute, but to weigh and consider. ANNOTATE THOROUGHLY

2. Due Thursday! You should have your DETAILED outlines ready for peer review.  I am expecting a detailed breakdown of each body paragraph including (remember, this will be a 2-3 page essay):

  • topic sentence
  • evidence
  • ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE (very important)

Format your detailed outline in this way:

I. Thesis
II. Topic Sentence #1
A. Evidence #1
1. Discuss the evidence in 2-4 sentences

III. And so on…

HW12 due 5/29: Detailed Outlines

1. Tomorrow, you should have your DETAILED outlines ready for peer review. While I am not expecting your introductions and conclusions tomorrow, I am expecting a detailed breakdown of each body paragraph including:

  • topic sentence
  • evidence
  • ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE (very important)

Format your detailed outline in this way:

I. Thesis
II. Topic Sentence #1
A. Evidence #1
1. Point of analysis
2. Point of analysis #2
III. And so on…

Remember, this is a detailed outline for a 6-8 page analysis.

2. 12F, please post your thesis to the Goodreads forum. (posted under Djali’s account…oops)

 

HW12 due 11/25: Detailed Outlines, Goodreads, and Jung

1. Detailed outlines–Typed and DETAILED. You must type your thesis at the top and follow it with you outline. Your outline must follow the linked format and include topics, evidence, discussion and the inclusion of your outside sources where relevant.
2. Goodreads
3. Carl Jung–Read and annotate the sections I noted in class.
4. Steppenwolf–We begin reading Monday night. Linked you will find the version we are using if you care to buy your own copy.

HW10 due 10/2 (10/3 for 10G): The Bell Jar, Chapters 5 and 6

NOTE: WHEN CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR HW, YOU SHOULD VISIT THE SOPHOMORE HOMEPAGE TO ENSURE THERE IS NO CONFUSION WITH THE SENIOR CLASS HW.

1. The Bell Jar–Read and annotate Chapters 5 and 6.  Keep in mind that you are expected to annotate every night.  Do not go crazy annotating every page.  Focus your annotations and track a specific aspect of the text.  For instance, let’s focus tonight’s annotating on Buddy Willard and his relationship with Esther.  Note a few excerpts from the text that you think are critical to an understanding of this relationship.  Annotating does not merely mean, underlining or highlighting text.  I want to get a sense of what you are thinking…so briefly capture your thoughts or questions. [Read more…]