Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Response to How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Please comment on any or all of the three chapters assigned. Try to connect them to Mrs. Dalloway or Othello if possible. Remember, the point is to get a conversation going, not write a mini essay. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Othello Criticisms

Hi everyone--
Read these two literary criticisms for discussion tomorrow. If you can't get both done completely, at least get the main arguments and finish for Thursday. The "Put Out the Light" essay is an example of writing a 5 page paper on one line of a play. See which interpretation you agree with.

The other one...well, perhaps a bit "out there" but interesting. Decide whether or not you think the argument's evidence is legitimate.

Criticism #1

Criticism #2

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Common Core State Standards Discussion

Please post your reactions, questions and comments about CCSS here. We will continue the discussion in a Socratic seminar tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MLA Format

Go to the Purdue Online Writing Lab and learn MLA Format.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Streetcar Named Desire links

Click here for a New Haven Register article.

Click here for a NY Daily News article

Click here for Joe's interview with Playbill.com

Video interview with Broadway.com

How To Outline a Paper

How to Outline a Paper

I.             Introduction, including thesis statement 

II.           Topic sentence (first body paragraph)
A.   First point
1.   e vidence
2.    Analysis
B.   Second point
1.    evidence
2.    Analysis

III.          Topic sentence (second body paragraph)
A.   First point
                             1. evidence
                             2. Analysis
                   B. Second point
                             1. evidence
                             2. Analysis

IV.     Topic Sentence (third body paragraph)
                   A. First point
                             1. evidence
                             2. Analysis
                   B. Second point
                             1. evidence
                             2. Analysis

V. Conclusion: should answer the questions, so what? who cares? what's the big picture?


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chapter 8 Pumblechook Prompt Theses

Block 2: Please post your revised thesis from today's prompt here.
Thank you!