EL150 (2007; Intro to Literary Study)

Preview Ex 1-1

We will spend some time in class looking at Exercise 1-1.

Permalink | 22 Jan 2007 | Comments (0)

How Should I Submit Papers?

Except for homework that you write in class or post online, you should assume that every homework assignment should follow MLA style for papers.

General: MLA Style

  • All exercises and papers should have a title block that includes a meaningful title (that is, "Ex 2-2: Madness and Manhood in Shakespeare's Macbeth" rather than "Macbeth paper" or "Exercise 2-2"). (Informal assignments that you write in class or post on your blog are exceptions. I don't require any special format for those.)
  • The text should be double-spaced 12-point Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins all around.
  • Your last name and the page number should be in the upper right corner. (See this quick introduction to MLA style.)

Exercises should be submitted in the appropriate slot on turnitin.com. (If there is no slot visible, please send me an e-mail and I will see what the problem is.)

Any assignment that involves a revision should be printed out, stapled, and submitted in a folder along with all previous drafts. (If the first draft was submitted electronically, please print out my annotations and attach them to your new draft.) More details about multi-part assignments will come when I preview the assignments.

Permalink | 24 Jan 2007 | Comments (0)

Peer Review Ex 1-1

All the assignments marked "exercise" typically come in three parts - a main submission (worth 20pts), a peer review (worth 10 points; begins only after the main submission deadline passes) and a response (worth 10pts; respond to the feedback you received from me and from your peers). I won't always spend class time reminding you about these extra components.

Permalink | 24 Jan 2007 | Comments (2)

Preview Friday's Assignments

We won't always spend class time previewing assignments. I will expect you to read ahead in the syllabus. You are welcome to post comments right on the course syllabus. I'd prefer that you post general questions right on the appropriate entry on the course syllabus, since it's usually the case that you're not the only one who would benefit from the answer to that question.

Permalink | 24 Jan 2007 | Comments (0)

Agenda Items

For each assigned reading, choose a quotation that you would be ready to talk about in class if called on. Type the quotation out, and write a line or two about what you would say. In the future, you will post your agenda item on your SHU weblog. For Wednesday, bring three pieces of paper, with agenda items for each separate reading.

Permalink | 26 Jan 2007 | Comments (0)