November 17

DUE: Final Draft (yay!)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss theme and style in O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”
  2. Add to theme on unit guide.
  3. Complete the Ch. 1 Annotation — if you missed class, come see me for a copy of the annotation.

HW:

  1. Read the next two chapters and complete the appropriate boxes on the unit guide.
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November 15

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. TTTC Quiz 1
  2. Large group and class discussions of the first two chapters.  We added to our unit guides (characters, themes), and will continue this discussion next class.

HW:

  1. Final Draft of Compare and Contrast Essay — due Friday.  Bring a hard copy and submit to Turnitin.com before class  begins.

November 8

DUE: Outline (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Review opening from The Graduate
  2. Share HoL with one other person
  3. Tips for introductions (context!), transitions, and order of paragraphs.
    1. If you’re uncertain about writing lead-ins (setting up quotes), it may help to review this: Quote Setup Packet
    2. Be sure to use MLA format.  You can even use this mla.template.
  4. Work time

HW:

  1. Rough draft — typed in MLA format; two page minimum plus a Works Cited page

November 6

DUE: HoL #2 (online)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss Dustin Hoffman allegations
  2. Finish brainstorming for three prompts
  3. Thesis practice: Mufasa vs. Marlin
  4. Outline guidelines and templates
  5. Thesis work time

HW:

  1. Outline — Follow these Outline Guidelines.  Bring a printed copy of the outline next class.  You may use either of the templates:
    1. Standard: Outline Template — Standard
    2. Linear, with transitions: Outline Template — Linear
    3. Resources: The Graduate Script and Catcher — Chapter by chapter

November 2

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss first half of The Graduate
  2. Watch second half of The Graduate
  3. Discuss.
  4. Begin brainstorming topics to compare and contrast within each prompt.

HW:

  1. Humans of Liberty #2: Due to Turnitin.com before class begins on November 6. Expectations remain the same as they were for the last one (photo, 50-150 word caption, etc.; see HumansofLiberty for a reminder of the specifics).  For our second HoL, explore one of the following topics through one person (not yourself):

    Adults Don’t Understand – What don’t adults get about you and your peers? Why the misunderstanding?  What are the consequences of this misunderstanding?  Do you think they understood when they were young?  These questions can be answered with commentary or anecdotes, but like before, please seek someone else’s perspective on the issue.  Consider asking follow up questions to get the interviewee’s full perspective on the topic.

    The Artificial World – What is an aspect of our world that you consider fake, phony, or artificial? Why does this artificiality exist?  How do you respond to it?  These questions can be answered with commentary or anecdotes, but like before, please seek someone else’s perspective on the issue.  Consider asking follow up questions to get the interviewee’s full perspective on the topic.

    1. Horizontal Template
    2. Vertical Template
  2. Your outline is not due until Wednesday, November 8th.