Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday, Part Deux

The following people have no record of WLA 2 in the gradebook: SC, KD, JG, NL, AM, IS, DS, WT. From A-day: AB, AC, ME, JJ, CK, IM, BM, AM, DP, LY.
That's a lot.


I have WLA 2 papers that I cannot identify. Please check in if this could be you.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


SL students with Powerpoints or videos: I need some kind of evidence that you have drafted your project well. A printout of the slides or some equivalent would be good, perhaps with a statement outlining what you plan to say.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Post comments if you have questions in class and I will do my best to respond to them before day's end. Remember that your intermediate deadline is Thursday; for B-day, it is Friday. I changed this to equalize the number of classes for each block.

Be sure to sign up for orals!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Bring materials to work on your WLA 2 assignment. A-day, have a working thesis and a plan to discuss with me tomorrow. B-day, you have the same things on Monday. On the 15th and 16th, have a draft of your paper completed for review in class.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Revisit, in your notes pertaining to oral commentaries, your section on THEME. Be sure you are exposing a statement the extract or work makes about a thematic idea. A theme is not "isolation" but "Urban accumulation creates an unresolvable isolation" or "Vast accumulations of knowledge in the modern world create a new kind of ignorance." See, it's universal (can fit several works of art, not just "Preludes") and makes a statement. Moreover, it allows a thesis to "move." You prove a point. A thesis then might read, "Eliot uses blah, blah, and blah to reveal that the city brings people together only to isolate them still further" or "...that all our knowledge of one another is partial and fragmented but is still bridgeable by strenuous exercise of imagination."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Both the WLA 2 assignment and the "Additional Ideas for SL" assignments are in Dropbox.
Orals the week of February 22 (SL focus on Conrad and Shakespeare).
WLA 2 or alternative week of March 1. Plan for intermediate deadline around the 15th. Bring materials and thesis idea to class tomorrow.