10G/H Reminders and HW

Monday, January 27th
Hours: 10-12 and 1-3 (note that I will be having lunch between 12 and 1). I will have a wee 2-4 minute chat with each of you.
Where: In the basement, Room B9, the room directly across from the college counselors office (Our classroom will be used for tests) [Read more…]

HW10: Satire/Parody Project and 1984 Final Draft

1. You are responsible for assigning your own homework over the next couple of days prior to The Alchemist. Key Deadlines:

  • Parody/Satire Term Finals–Monday, Jan. 27th!
  • 1984 Final Draft–Wednesday, Jan. 22! [Read more…]

HW10 due 1/13 (1/14 for 10G): Slaughterhouse Five and Prospectus

1. Slaughterhouse Five–Complete the novel.

2. Prospectus due Monday (01/13)–ONE PER GROUP. Per thefreedictionary.com a prospectus is a formal summary of a proposed venture or project. In the first paragraph, I expect you to identify your chosen option and subject (i.e. what are you satirizing/parodying). Further, in that paragraph I want you to explain why you chose that subject. What was your group’s reasoning/rationale?You must have a valid reason/rationale to have your prospectus approved. In the second paragraph, you will tell me how you plan to communicate your satire/parody (i.e. film, book, etc.). This paragraph is most important! I want to see that each group has put thought and creativity into how the project is to be executed.  Here, I don’t want you to just say that you will create a film.  I want details! Paint an early image of how you envision the final project. The more detailed, the more likely your prospectus will be approved. So, in one TYPED (single-spaced) page detail your idea for your parody/satire. Here are the options: [Read more…]

HW10 due 1/8: Slaughterhouse Five and Satire/Parody Prep

1. Satire/Parody Project

par·o·dy noun \ˈper-ə-dē, ˈpa-rə-\

: a piece of writing, music, etc., that imitates the style of someone or something else in an amusing way

sat·ire noun \ˈsa-ˌtī(-ə)r\

: a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc. [Read more…]