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Eng. 1140

                           
Weekly Assignment

(Please note that this web page may have updates during the semester. The most recent date of publication is in the bottom left corner of all of this website's pages.)

This web page provides the following:

1. General Schedule in Brief with Dates

2. Special in-Person Attendance Events Summary

3. Directions to Events Locations

4. Semester's Homework Assignments Summarized Very Briefly (by Week)

5. Weeks 1-17, Detailed Weekly Assignment
 

 

Spring 2018

 

1. GENERAL SCHEDULE IN BRIEF

 

WITH DATES

 

Note 1: for Special Attendance "Events," scroll down to immediately below this chart, or click here.

Note 2: The brief chart just below shows only dates and major assignments. It does NOT show all the assignments in detail. Be sure to scroll down or click on the week number to see all of the assignments for any single week! 

WEEK

(Mon.-Sat.)

Activity

Week 1: 1/-13

 Event #1: Introductions: Summarize website by email homework, OR attend an in-person intro Th., Jan. 11, 6:00-8:00 pm in IHCC computer lab B-143 in "Business" building. (There are only 18 computers, so you may want to bring your own laptop that you are able to connect to the Web, or be prepared to double up with someone else.)

 - Email "Hello Richard Journal" (300+ w.). Also drop off--or mail by USPO--the "Photo & Info Sheet" due in Wk. 1 or 2. It must be on one sheet that is two-sided, with the photo on the first page!)

- CLICK ON THE WK. # TO LEFT EACH WEEK--OR SCROLL DOWN--TO SEE THE FULL ASSIGNMENT!

Week 2: 1/16-20
No classes Mon.

 

Part I, Intro, & Analysis with Lit Elements, Weeks 2-6: 

Comments on "What is Lit," "Reading Lit," "Analysis of Lit Elements," and.3+ "Theories" (All due Th. midnight) 

Week 3: 1/22-27

Basic Analysis of Tatar (due Th. midnight)

(No IHCC classes Mon. - Holiday)

Week 4: 1/29-2/3

 

Expanded Anal. of Elements in Tatar (due Th. mdnt.) 

Event #2 (tentative): Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:15-9 pm (or do it by two other options--see "Events" below).

Week 5: 2/6-11

SSD Tues. on campus, online for several weeks

Expanded Anal. of Elements in Tatar (due Th. mdnt.

(For full extra credit in this class, you can attend the semi-annual Student Success Day Tues. in person or online. Go to: SSD on Campus, SSD Online, or Learning Resources.)

Week 6: 2/12-17
No classes Mon.

Exp. Analysis of Elements in Greek Play (due Th. mdnt.)

Week 7: 2/20-24

Part II, Arguing & Interpreting Literature, Weeks 7-9: 

Comments on How to Write an Interpretive Lit Thesis.

Interpretive Thesis on Greek play (due Th. mdnt.)

Week 8: 2/26-3/3

Interpretive Thesis on Medieval Lit (due Th. mdnt.)

Spring  Break, 3/5-10
No classes M.-Sat.

Spring Break--no classes at or by IHCC

Week 9: 3/12-17

Interpretive Thesis on Medieval Lit (due Th. mdnt.)

Wk. 10: 3/19-24
 

Part III, Writing Reviews of Literature, Weeks 10-12: 

Comments on How to write a Literary Review.

Literary Rvw. of Legendary Lit (or Medieval) (due Th.
mdnt.)

Week 11: 3/26-29 and 3/31

No classes Fri.

Literary Rvw. of Legendary Lit (or Medieval) (due Th. mdnt.)
(No IHCC Classes Fri. - a faculty development day)

Week 12: 4/2-7

Literary Review of American Lit (due Thurs. midnight)

Week 13: 4/9-14

 

Part IV, Creative Writing of Literature, Weeks 13-15: 

Comments on "Story Writing." Creative Story.

Personal Response to American Lit. (due Thurs. midnight)

Week 14: 4/16-21

IH Student-Faculty Conf. Wed.-Thur., Fine Arts Building

 

 - Story. Personal Response to Fantasy Lit (due Th. mdnt.)

(Th.-Sat. is Thanksgiving Holiday.)

(Monday is last date to WP ["withdraw passing"] from this class.)

 - All extra credit due; all make ups from Wks. 1-14 due. All "fixed" papers must be turned in. No more late D2L messages.

(For full extra credit in this class, you can attend the annual IHCC Student-Faculty Conference in person. If you present at it on a literary subject you've researched, I'll give you triple extra credit, including practice time.)

Week 15: 4/23-28
 

Story. Personal Response to Fantasy Lit. Goodbye" Journal (300+ w.) (all due Th. midnight)

Week 16: 4/30-5/2

No classes Fri.

Finals: Th., Sat. and next week.

 

Part V, Critical Analysis of Literature, Weeks 16/17: 

 - Comments on "Critical Analysis" chapter. Personal Response to Fantasy Lit. Both MUST be turned in Th. midnight of Wk. 16--no late pprs. this week!

 - Critical Anal. of 1-3 pp. of Fantasy Lit due if you want a chance to revise/fix it

 - Regular classes end Wed. Finals start Thurs.

Week 17: Finals  5/3, 5/5, & 5/7-9

Grad.: 5/10
Break: 5/11
Grds: 5-15
(noon)

  - FINALS Thurs., Sat.-Mon.-Wed. Holiday break begins Fri.
    Final Exams Sched. (no "final" in this Eng 1140)

 - Turn in Critical Analysis by midnight of last Finals day.

    

2. SPECIAL IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
EVENTS SUMMARY

(See below, "3.," for directions to events.)

 

Note re Attending Plays: If you attend any play (but especially something like an ancient Greek play or a Shakespeare play), be aware that sometimes the spoken lines can be hard to understand when staged. Here are several guidelines:
(1)
I strongly recommend you read the Wikipedia summary of the play. I'll give you extra credit for time spent reading the summary and then writing 200+ words about it.
(2) Or you can actually read the play for one or two weekly reading assignments during the semester. If you do this, simply state, at the beginning of the reading assignments each week, five sentences stating clear differences between the reading and the staging of the play. If the reading takes a lot longer than would that week's regular reading, then I'll be glad to give you extra credit for the estimated difference. (If you read the play as an additional activity--beyond that week's regular assignment--I'll give you full extra credit for reading it and then writing 200+ w. about it. Just send me the 200+ w.)
(3) AND, at the play, as you listen, concentrate  on the leading edge of the sound. Treat it like you would music, in which case, if you're into it, you would be listening to the leading edge of the sound. Do this on purpose with a play. Even if you try it but don't understand every word, you're more likely to pick up some of it (because you're not trying to remember what was just said and figure it out). And in addition, your brain will start getting used to the sound and the wording, so understanding the words often becomes at least a little bit easier. So, again, listen to the leading edge of the sound.

  • EVENT #1: Week 1. Email me (Richard) 600+ w. summarizing this course's website. OR attend, in person, an introduction to the course from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday evening in an IHCC computer lab in the "Business" building, Room 143. (Either option is worth 1 X of attend.)

  • EVENT #2: Week 4, Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:15-9 pm, Art Museum Visit. This event will be worth 3 X's of attendance.
     - Option A: For 200+ min., go on a "stories-in-art" tour of any online museums to find and describe stories in art--what stories might you know or can quickly look up (w/Google) that are based on several works of art pieces, and/or how do the works of art reflect the stories and/or improve your understanding or appreciation of it? While you are examining the art, write 400+ w. about it as if you were writing several "BA's" or Basic Analyses—about the plot elements (plot/tension/problem/solution), characters, settings, symbols, themes, et al.—that you see in the works of art. You should write these while you are looking at the works (and count your time of 200+ min. to include the writing time, as well). Do at least four or five works of art, or more, and you should spend just as much time, or more, in looking/examining visually as in writing.
     - OR Option B: Do the above in a major live art museum in the city nearest you on your own for 200+ min. (including travel time to and from). While you are examining the art, write 400+ w. about it as if you were writing several "BA's" or Basic Analyses—about the plot elements (plot/tension/problem/solution), characters, settings, symbols, themes, et al.—that you see in the works of art. You should write these while you are looking at the works (and count your time of 200+ min. to include the writing time, as well). Do at least four or five works of art, or more, and you should spend just as much time, or more, in looking/examining visually as in writing. When you send me your 400+ w., also tell me whether you went alone or on the official docent tour scheduled for the class.
     - OR Option C: Take a free group visit with me to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a Thurs. evening as stated above, 6:15-9 pm. Directions that you should print out (even if you have GPS--there are freeways, one-way streets, and rush hour traffic!) are on this website at MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) .
            Please show up in the lobby (by the main desk) of the museum by 6:15 pm and look for me, Richard. The first tour will start at about 6:30.
            We will meet again after the first tour, and before the second tour. You'll get directions for the second tour, an independent one, when we meet between the two tours. At the end of the second tour, we'll meet once more.
            Bring a few people with you, if you'd like--family or friends. Entrance is free. But parking will cost $5 in the MIA parking ramp just to the south of the museum (unless you choose to park on the street--street parking is safe day and evening).
            As you write during (or after) the two tours, you should write 400+ w. about it as if you were writing several "BA's" or Basic Analyses—about the plot elements (plot/tension/problem/solution), characters, settings, symbols, themes, et al.—that you see in the works of art. You should write these while you are looking at the works (and count your time of 200+ min. to include the writing time, as well). Do at least four or five works of art, or more, and you should spend just as much time, or more, in looking/examining visually as in writing. You can give me your 400+ w. at the end of the museum trip, or you can send it to me later, but if you give it to me later, please also tell me whether you went alone or on this official docent. 

  • EVENTS #3 and #4, Seeing Plays: See the graph and two plays below for the announcements.
     - Spend 600 minutes watching videos based on literary plays.
     - OR attend two literary plays at a professional or college theater on your own.
     - OR attend two plays: one at a professional or college Twin Cities theater, and another full-length, adult play at another theater, professional or amateur. (Musicals count, too.) Details are below.
    - WRITE 400+ w. per play -- a total of 800 w. for both together (if it's videos, be sure to write 400+ w. about the two videos that count as one play) and email them at "1140 Play Attendance Event #3" or "#4" with the name of the play.
    -FOR MORE DETAILS on extra options, see the longer description in the "Attendance" web page.

A Play on Your Own
(Event #3)

(Find and attend on your own)
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Dates: Anytime before the end of Week 14

Because Inver Hills is not, for the first time that I can ever remember, having a full-length adult spring play, I am opening up this "Event #3" play to whatever you can find, even high school performances. So, start looking! I highly recommend anything, especially, that you go to at the "Guthrie Theater" in Minneapolis and the "Park Square Theatre" in downtown St. Paul.

Their websites:

Guthrietheater.org

 

www.parksquaretheatre.org  

 

 

You also may want to try:

Hamline University Theater

Macalester University Theater

Directions and parking details for all four theaters are at their websites.

You also may use one of the alternatives described just above this box.

Start planning now so you will have the reservations and/or the time you need to see a very good play!

College Play (Event #4)

The Crucible (tentative) by Arthur Miller
Produced by Augsburg College

at Bethany Lutheran Church, Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
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Date: Fri., April 6

Time:  about TBA--7 or 8 pm (arrive 1/2 hr. earlier and find Richard in the lobby for your ticket).

 Reservations--YES: Reserve your ticket by sending money to me, Richard, by March 21. (It must be under my B-136 office door by 3:30 pm March 21, or in my home mail by March 22--see www.
richardjewell.org for my home adrs.)

Location: Bethany Lutheran Church, Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis (Google it for directions).

Cost: $5 for students with student ID, $8 for adults, free for children 11 and younger (no one under 6, please!). All are welcome at these rates.

Parking: Free, but unless you get there 45 min. early, you may have to park a block or two away. Lock your car and cover anything valuable.

Description: This is one of the most famous and one of the best American plays, ever, by one of America's most famous playwrights. Sometimes it is called the "Salem Witch Trials Play." Written during the notorious McCarthy Era in the 1950s, it is about two young women who make up stories about how some of the townspeople of Salem, Massachusetts are witches, and as a result, these townspeople are condemned to death. The 1996 film The Crucible starring  Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis is based on this play.

To get credit, send 400+ words about each play--and please include something about the actors' real names and how they did, so that I know you attended the IHCC play rather than watched the movie. (This event may be replaced by any live play at a college or professional theater elsewhere this semester, or by doing an equivalent amount of extra credit.)

 

3. DIRECTIONS TO EVENT LOCATIONS
(See above, "2.," for event descriptions.)

  
MUSEUMS

Directions To Print for MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

Re MIA directions: Print and carry these directions with you so you
won't get lost! Online and/or GPS directions may help, but take a copy of this
set of directions, too, as there are one-way streets, blocked streets (because of the freeway), and rush hour at 3-7 pm.
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THEATERS

Link to Guthrie Theater

Link to Park Square Theatre, St. Paul

Link to Hamline University Theater

Link to Macalester University Theater
    

4. SEMESTER'S

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

SUMMARIZED VERY BRIEFLY

(Numbered by Week. Not all reading options are represented here.)

You may want to copy this and paste it onto an MS Word
sheet to create your own check-off list for doing your assignments.

1. Hello Journal = X

    Photo+Info Sheet = X

   (If you haven't attended the first computer-lab night, then also write 300-
    600+ w. summarizing the website.)

2. Comments #1, Writing to Lit, 150+ w.  = X

     Comments #2, Reading Lit, 150+ w.  = X

     Comments #3, Analysis of Lit, 100+ w. on ch. and  50+ w. on sample = X

     List of Theories = X   

3. Personal Response-PR-on Tatar, 300+ w. = X 

    Basic Analysis-BA-of all 8  Red Riding Hood stories= X

4. BA of 9-12 Beauty; + Snowor Cinder. stories = X     

    Expanded Analysis-EA-300+ w.  on 1 story = XX

5. BA of 10-11 Bluebeard & Hansel-Gretel stories = X    

   EA, 300+, on 1 story = XX

6. EA, 300+, on 1st half of Oedipus or Lysistrata = XX  

7. Cmnts., 150+ w., Interp. Thes. ch. & sample = X

     BA of Oed. or Lysis. = X    

     Interpr. Thesis-IT-300+ on 2ndhalf Oed. or Lys. = XX     

8. BA of each Medieval Lit story you chose = X    

    IT, 300+, on 1 story = XX     

9. BA of each Medieval Lit story you chose = X

     IT, 300+, on 1 story = XX     

10. Cmnts., 150+ w., Lit Review ch. & sample = X

      Lit Review-LR-300+ on 1st  half of Legend. Lit = XX     

11. PR, 300+ w., on 2nd half of Legendary Lit  = X

      LR, 300+ w. on 2nd  half of Legendary Lit = XX     

12. PR, 300+ w., on 1st  half of American Lit  = X

      LR, 300+ w., on 1st  half of American Lit = XX     

13. Cmnts., 150+, on Story Writ. ch. & 2 samples = X

      PR, 300+ w., on 2nd half of American Lit  = X

      Story-ST-600+ w. = XX

14. BA, 150+ w., on 1st third of Fantasy Lit  = X

       PR, 300+ w., on 1st third of Fantasy Lit  = X

       ST, 2nd 600+ w. = XX

15. BA, 150+ w., on 2nd third of Fantasy Lit  = X

      PR, 300+ w., on 2nd third of Fantasy Lit  = X

      ST, 3rd  600+ w. = XX

15./16. Goodbye Jrnl. = XX 

16. Cmnts., 150+, on Critical Analysis ch. = X

       BA, 150+ w., on 3rd third of Fantasy Lit  = X

       PR, 300+ w., on 3rd third of Fantasy Lit  = X

       Critical Anal., 600+ w., of Fantasy Lit = XXX XXX XXX

  

5. Weeks 1-17

Detailed Weekly Assignment

                

SAVING ONLINE MESSAGES: This applies to most or all of you. (1) Are you sending homework by email? Always keep a copy in case your email is lost.  Keep it until the end of the term when you have already seen your grade. If your email system has a "sent mail" folder, you may want to not delete items from the folder until after you have received your final grade.  (2) Are you using a discussion board ?  Be careful to wait until you see your message appear on the discussion board, like other messages already there, before doing anything else on your computer.  If you still have trouble losing discussion messages, write and save them in MS Word first; then copy them to the discussion and load them.

                 

 Week 1: Introduction to the Class  (See dates.)

                              

BEGINNING NOTES

 
Note 1--Method of Delivery of Assignments: 

All assignments (except as otherwise noted) may be delivered by the following methods:

  • Delivery by email by Thurs. midnight: please write the subject title of the email as follows:  

    • Start with the phrase "Lit 1140."

    • Add the Wk. # the paper is due.

    • State the type of paper.

    • Example: Lit 1140 Wk. 10 Comments

  • Other delivery (on campus, by mail, or at my home address): See "Due Dates, & Emailing or Dropping Papers Off" in How To Do Homework.

Note 2--DON'T Use Attachments:

Please write your assignment in the text of the email, and not as an attachment. This is because it is a lot faster for me to look in your email itself (and a lot longer to process dozens of attachments from students).  If you prefer to write your homework in MS Word or a similar form, that's fine: just copy it into the text of your email to me. 

Note 3--Due Dates:

All homework and D2L attendance in Wks. 1-16 are due Thurs. midnight of the week the assignment is given. However, because this is an online class, you may be up to one week late with no penalty.

In addition, I don't record homework or attendance until the weekend. The earliest I do this is Friday noon. So, if you have your work to me by Fri. noon--or whenever I look at it on the weekend--it will be considered on time.

                              

ADDITIONAL NOTES ABOUT THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK:

NOTE 1: This week's homework is due on Thurs. at midnight of this week.

NOTE 2: Read your assignments below. If you have questions:

- Questions about what books to buy? Go to this website's web page called "Txtbks."--click on it at the top of this page, or click here on  "Txtbks."

- Questions about how to email homework? See the gold box  immediately above, or go to this website's web page called "HowToDoHmwrk"--click on it at the top of this page, or click here on "HowToDoHmwrk."

- Questions about how to do each type of paper? Go to this website's web page called "HowToDoHmwrk."--click on it at the top of this page, or click here on web page by clicking here on "HowToDoHmwrk."

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LIST OF HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEK 1:

  • READ: (a) Read this course website.

  • ATTEND 1ST WEEK BY WRITING, OR ATTEND IN PERSON ON CAMPUS: Then EITHER (a) attend an introductory class Th., 6:00-8:00 pm in IHCC computer lab B-143 in "Business" building. (There are only 18 computers, so you may want to bring your own laptop that you are able to connect to the Web, or be prepared to double up with someone else
    OR
    write 600+ w. on this course website with eight subtitles as follows, and, after each subtitle, 75+ words showing you read--or well skimmed--each page by summarizing that web page:
         Home
         Weekly Assignment
         Books & Webs
         How To Do Homework
         Grading
         Attendance & Extra Credit
         FAQs
         D2L
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  • BUY/BORROW/FIND: Get your books and find the websites you'll want to use. Do NOT just go to the Bookstore and buy everything on the shelf under Eng 1140. In most weeks, you will read only one of several possible choices, and some of them may be online, so you do NOT need to buy most of the books in the Bookstore. Instead, you must carefully choose what you will buy. How do you know what to buy? Carefully study the Textbooks web page. To get to it, click on Txtbks. here or at the top of this web page or any web page in this website.
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  • WRITE: Email a "Hello Richard" Journal (300+ w.). Tell me about your experience with and/or interest in literature, whether you've had the required first-year composition course (Eng 1108) yet, your education/schools, and your life for at least 300 words.
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  • FILL OUT & TURN IN: "Photo & Info" sheet.  You may print out the form from the "Photo+Info Sheet" page. Deliver it physically under my B-136 office door or by mail to me at school or at home (Richard Jewell, 410 Groveland Ave., #401, Mpls., MN 55403).

    • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ASSIGNMENT:
      Why a "Photo & Info" sheet? The info you provide is kept entirely private, and it helps me find you and know how to serve you better. The first 8 items are already available to me through school records, but having it in one place makes things easier for me. Items 1-8 are required. (Items 9-17 are not required, but filling them out would be helpful in my serving you.)
      Why deliver it physically?
      I get 200+ of these sheets per year. Email attachments take too long to download and print--especially because the majority of people create two sheets instead of one or attach the photo separately, both of which require me to cut and paste and/or use staples and awkward filing of the sheets as a result. I'd rather spend the several extra hours it takes fixing such things in helping you with what you are learning, instead.

  • IN THREE WEEKS: Event #2. We are meeting on a Thurs. at 6:15 in person for two tours of MIA--the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. See details, directions, and alternatives below in Wk. 2 or Wk. 3.

D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")

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PART I (1st of 5 sections for this semester):
Introduction to Writing about Literature, and Analysis Using the Literary Elements
(Weeks 2-6)

                            

Week 2: Reading & Writing Literature. How To Write an Analysis of the Elements  (See dates.)

                                               

Reminder Note #1: Homework and attendance are due by Thurs. midnight.

Reminder Note #2: Write the subject title of the email as follows:  

  • Start with the phrase "Lit 1140."

  • Add the Wk. # the paper is due.

  • State the type of paper.

  • Example: Lit 1140 Wk. 10 Comments

Reminder Note #3: Please write your assignment in the text of the email, and not as an attachment. 
      

            

ADDITIONAL NOTES ABOUT THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK:

NOTE 1: This week's homework is due on Thurs. at midnight of this week.

NOTE 2: Read your assignments below. If you have questions:

- Questions about what books to buy? Go to this website's web page called "Txtbks."--click on it at the top of this page, or click here on  "Txtbks."

- Questions about how to email homework? See the gold box  immediately above, or go to this website's web page called "HowToDoHmwrk"--click on it at the top of this page, or click here on "HowToDoHmwrk."

- Questions about how to do each type of paper? Go to this website's web page called "HowToDoHmwrk."--click on it at the top of this page, or click here on web page by clicking here on "HowToDoHmwrk."

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LIST OF HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEK 2:

  • READ: "What the chapter "What is 'Writing to Lit'?" in  "WritingToLit."

  • WRITE: Email 150+ w. of "Comments #1" on this above chapter. (The correct email "Subject" line is "Lit 1140 Wk. 2 Comments #1.")
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  • READ: the chapter "How To Read Literature" in  "WritingToLit."

  • WRITE: Email 150+ w. of "Comments #2" on this above chapter. (The correct email "Subject" line is "Lit 1140 Wk. 2 Comments #2.")
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  • READ: the chapter "Analysis of Elements" AND its sample paper by a student in  "WritingToLit."

  • WRITE: Email 150+ w. of "Comments #3" on BOTH this chapter AND its sample paper by a student. (The correct email "Subject" line is "Lit 1140 Wk. 2 Comments #3.") Be sure to show that you read both the entire chapter AND the sample paper (min. 50+ w. on sample paper).
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  • FIND: 3 or more theories you find interesting and/or know something about: go to this website's "Theories To Use for Interpreting/Arguing" (click on it) in Books & Webs. Each theory must be by a specific person or small group of people. For example, don't say "psychology." Instead, say, for example,  "Freudian psychology" or maybe "psychology by Freud, Jung, and Adler." Don't say "sociology"; instead, say "social interaction theory"--which is by just one specific person or school of thought.

  • WRITE: Email me a "Theories" with a simple list of the names of your three theories. (The correct email "Subject" line is "Lit 1140 Wk. 2 Theories.")
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  • FILL OUT & TURN IN: If you haven't dropped off or mailed by USPO your ""Photo+Info Sheet" yet, please do so this week. See, above, the "Week 1" directions and explanations for this assignment.

  • FINISH WRITING: If you haven't done it, yet, email me the "Hello Richard Journal" (see Wk. 1 for details.)

Want to check your records online? Go to the top navigation bar on this page and, on the far right, click on "1140 Records."

D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")

Want to check your records online? Go to the top navigation bar on this page and, on the far right, click on "1140 Records."

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 Week 3: Basic Analysis of Elements (See dates.)

                                    
NOTES ABOUT THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK:

NOTE 1: This week's homework is due on Thurs. at midnight of this week.

NOTE 2: If you have questions about the list of assignments below:

- What books to buy? Go to this website's web page called "Txtbks."

- How to email homework? Go to this website's web page  
  "
HowToDoHmwrk."

- How to do each type of paper? Go to this website's web page  
  "
HowToDoHmwrk."

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LIST OF HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEK 3:

READ: Tatar's Classic Fairy Tales, "A Norton Critical Edition," pp. 3-24 (historic Red Riding Hood tales). 
        (But if you have "Second Norton Critical Edition," read pp. 3-25.)

(If your book has not yet arrived, go to http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393972771/ref=rdr_ext_tmb, click on the picture of the book, and then read the appropriate stories. Some pages may be missing.)

NOTE 1: The first 7 pp. generalizing about fairy tales, this week, will make more sense if you read those pages last.

NOTE 2: Everyone should read Tatar's book this week. However, if you would rather read Greek myths starting next week, then do not buy the Tatar. Simply use the online source for Tatar this week, as above. But buy, for use next week and the week after (Wks. 4-5), The Greek Myths.
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READ: Go to HowToDoHmwrk. (click here to go to it: HowToDoHmwrk.) In the right column, choose "Basic Analysis" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

WRITE: Email a "Basic Analysis" of each and every story in pp. 3-24: just a very simple listing of the elements in each story. This is a very, very simple assignment! It’s just a quick list—nothing fancy or long. Do NOT write a huge amount; do NOT write more than a phrase—at most a sentence or two—for each of the “elements” you must describe. Again, be sure to read the instructions in our 1140 website's HowToDoHmwrk. page.
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READ: Go to HowToDoHmwrk. (click here to go to it: HowToDoHmwrk.)  In the right column, choose "Personal Response" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" about all the stories. First read the very specific assignment immediately above. For this one, do NOT write a summary of your stories, and do NOT write what you upload in your D2L message about it. Instead, be sure to read how to do this assignment in our1140 website's HowToDoHmwrk. page.

EVENT #2, a literary-arts tour of a museum, is coming up in Week 4 (tentative), if you want to attend in person. See above (top of page) for the online and in-person options for this attendance event worth 2 X's. It is a free group visit with me to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a Thurs. eve. for a docent-led tour in the first hour, and a second, self-tour in the second hour. Please show up in the lobby (by the main desk) of the museum by 6:15 pm on Thurs. of Week 3 and look for me, Richard. Bring anyone you want--family or friends--and as many as you want, free (worth 2 X's). Directions are at To MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) .   

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D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")                                      

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 Week 4: Expanded Analysis of Elements (See dates.)

                       

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

See the bulleted list below for the assignments. Here are three reminder notes:

To see details about your reading books and webs, go to Txtbks.
To see how to email/deliver your homework, go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
To see how to do each type of paper, go to
HowToDoHmwrk.

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  • READ:
    Option 1:
    Tatar's Classic Fairy Tales, "A Norton Critical Edition," pp. 32-50 & 66-73 (Beauty & Beast), and either 74-100 (Snow White tales) or 101-130 (Cinderella).
    (But if you have "Second Norton Critical Edition," read 17+, pages in pp. 39-83 (Beauty & Beast), and either 27+ pages in pp. in 92-138 (Snow White tales) or 27+ pages in 145-181 (Cinderella.)

If your book has not yet arrived, go to www.amazon.com/dp/0393972771/ref=rdr_ext_tmb, click on the picture of the book, and then read the appropriate stories. Some pages may be missing.
OR
Option 2:
If you don't want to read fairy tales, then read The Greek Myths, Ch. 1-4, 5-8, or 9-10.

  • WRITE: Email a quick, brief, "Basic Analysis" of each and every story in the above choices: just a simple listing of the elements in each story. (If you're reading a lot of very short myths in Greek Myths, see immediately below.) For how to do the "Basic Analysis," see "Analysis-Basic" in How To Do Homework.

For writing the Basic Analysis in Greek Myths, pick ten different heroes/heroines or stories and analyze each using the basic elements. You may pick ten individual, numbered sections, or you may combine some of the sections (e.g., both sections together about Prometheus in Bk. 1), just as long as you have a total of ten different Basic Analyses. For the Expanded Analysis, pick just one and write about it, either from your ten basic analyses or from an eleventh one. In the cities sections, you’ll still need to pick ten different stories or sets of stories, and then one Expanded Analysis from one of them or a combination of several of them, if you prefer.
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  • READ: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Expanded Analysis" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Expanded Analysis" of one (just one) of the stories you read. (See "Analysis-Expanded" in How To Do Homework.)
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EVENT #2, a literary-arts tour of a museum, is this week (tentative). See above (top of page) for the online and in-person options for this attendance event worth  3X's. It is a free group visit with me to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a Thurs. eve. for a docent-led tour in the first hour, and a second, self-tour in the second hour. Please show up in the lobby (by the main desk) of the museum by 6:15 pm on Thurs. of Week 3 and look for me, Richard. Bring anyone you want--family or friends--and as many as you want, free (worth 2 X's). Directions are at To MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts). 

NEXT WEEK--OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE EXTRA CREDIT: For full extra credit, you can attend the semi-annual Student Success Day (SSD) on Tues. in person or online. You may attend as many sessions as you want AS LONG AS YOU ARE DOING THEM ONLY FOR CREDIT IN THIS COURSE. You cannot count any SSD session for which you are getting credit in another class. Simply attend, write about it for 100+ words per 35-50 minutes of attendance, and email me what you wrote with "Extra Credit" in the subject line.
     You also may attend SSD Online in any week you want for extra credit.
     To find out more about SSD on campus or find online SSD sessions, go to www.inverhills.edu and, when the SSD event is on the home page, click on it.

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D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")      

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 Week 5: Expanded Analysis of Elements (See dates.)

                       

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

See the bulleted list below for the assignments. Here are three reminder notes:

To see details about your reading books and webs, go to Txtbks.
To see how to email/deliver your homework, go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
To see how to do each type of paper, go to
HowToDoHmwrk.

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  • READ:
    Option 1:
    Tatar's Classic Fairy Tales, pp. 138-155 (Bluebeard tales) and 179-211 (Hansel and Gretel tales).
         (But if you have "Second Norton Critical Edition," read 17+, pages in pp. 188-228 (Bluebeard), and 32+ pages in pp. in 236-277 ("Trickster" tales).

    OR

    • Option 2: If you don't want to read fairy tales, then read The Greek Myths, Ch. 1-4, 5-8, or 9-10.

    • WRITE: Email a quick, brief, "Basic Analysis" of each and every story in the above choices: just a simple listing of the elements in each story. (If you're reading a lot of very short myths in Greek Myths, see immediately below.) For how to do the "Basic Analysis," see "Analysis-Basic" in How To Do Homework.

    For writing the Basic Analysis in Greek Myths, pick ten different heroes/heroines or stories and analyze each using the basic elements. You may pick ten individual, numbered sections, or you may combine some of the sections (e.g., both sections together about Prometheus in Bk. 1), just as long as you have a total of ten different Basic Analyses. For the Expanded Analysis, pick just one and write about it, either from your ten basic analyses or from an eleventh one. In the cities sections, you’ll still need to pick ten different stories or sets of stories, and then one Expanded Analysis from one of them or a combination of several of them, if you prefer.
     

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Expanded Analysis" of one (just one) of the stories you read. (See "Analysis-Expanded" in How To Do Homework.)

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LAST WEEK: Event #2. If we met last week at MIA for two tours of the museum--the Minneapolis Institute of Arts--then see details, directions, and alternatives above on this page.

NEXT WEEK AND FOLLOWING WEEK: See above on this page--look for graphic box describing both plays.

ALSO THIS WEEK--OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE EXTRA CREDIT: For full extra credit, you can attend the semi-annual Student Success Day (SSD) on Wed. in person or online. You may attend as many sessions as you want AS LONG AS YOU ARE DOING THEM ONLY FOR CREDIT IN THIS COURSE. You cannot count any SSD session for which you are getting credit in another class. Simply attend, write about it for 200+ words per 40-50 minutes of attendance, and email me what you wrote with "Extra Credit" in the subject line.
     You also may attend SSD Online in any week you want for extra credit.
     To find out more about SSD on campus or find online SSD sessions, go to www.inverhills.edu and, when the SSD event is on the home page, click on it.

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D2L ATTENDANCE: No D2L in Wks. 5-6.              

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Week 6: Expanded Analysis of Elements  (See dates.) 

                       

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

See the bulleted list below for the assignments. Here are three reminder notes:

To see details about your reading books and webs, go to Txtbks.
To see how to email/deliver your homework, go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
To see how to do each type of paper, go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ (see Books & Webs to make your choice):

  • the 1st half of the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex

  • OR the 1st half of the Greek comedy Lysistrata,

  • OR The Greek Myths, your choice of Ch. 1-4, 5-8, or 9-10,

  • OR any 60-70 pp. in The Arabian Nights ("Prologue" strongly recommended)

  • OR India's ancient the Bhagavad Gita (online), your choice of Ch. 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, or 13-18

  • OR China's ancient Tao Te Ching, 30+ pp./50+ web pp./wk.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Expanded Analysis" of the first half of the play you read, or one of the god/goddess/hero/heroine stories or groups of stories, or of your Arabian Nights readings (combined as well as might be possible). Remember to show that you read the entire reading assignment half. (See "Analysis-Expanded" in How To Do Homework.)
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THIS WEEK: See above on this page--look for graphic double box describing both plays.

D2L ATTENDANCE: No D2L in Wks. 5-6.

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PART II (2nd of 5 sections for semester): Arguing about--and Interpreting--Literature  (Weeks 7-9)

    

 Week 7: Arguing about & Interpreting Literature (See dates.

 

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

See the bulleted list below for the assignments. Here are three reminder notes:

To see details about your reading books and webs, go to Txtbks.
To see how to email/deliver your homework, go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
To see how to do each type of paper, go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ: how to write an "Interpretive Thesis" AND its sample paper by a student (in WritingforCollege.org).

  • WRITE: Email 150+ words of "Comments" on it. Be sure to show that you read both the entire chapter AND the sample paper (min. 50+ w. on sample paper). (PLEASE DO THIS HOMEWORK BEFORE DOING THE NEXT WRITING HOMEWORK JUST BELOW!)
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  • READ: (See Books & Webs to make your choice. If you didn't like last week's reading, you may read the first part of one of the other options.)

  • the 1st or 2nd half of the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex

  • OR the 1st or 2nd half of the Greek comedy Lysistrata,

  • OR The Greek Myths, your choice of Ch. 1-4, 5-8, or 9-10,

  • OR any 60-70 pp. in The Arabian Nights ("Prologue" strongly recommended)

  • OR India's ancient the Bhagavad Gita (online), your choice of Ch. 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, or 13-18

  • OR China's ancient Tao Te Ching, 30+ pp./50+ web pp./wk.

  • WRITE: Email a simple "Basic Analysis."

    • For writing the Basic Analysis in Greek Myths or The Arabian Nights, pick ten different stories and analyze each using the basic elements. Pick ten individual stories (or if its Myths of the Greeks, you may, instead, do combined stories of ten different heroes/heroines, as long as you have ten Basic Analyses).

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  • READ: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Interpretive Thesis" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Interpretive Thesis" with subtitles as described in the specific requirements above (and as follows): Introduction, First Reason/Way It Applies, Second Reason/Way, Third Reason/Way, and Conclusion. Keep the intro and conc. short: 250 of the 300+ w. should be in the body sections--the three reasons.
         For your interpretive thesis, use one of the theories you turned in for Week 2, or use another, similar theory. Do NOT use a generic theory, like "politics" or "psychology"; rather, find a specific theory developed by a specific person. And do NOT use one of the themes of the reading--see
    How To Do Homework for how to avoid writing about a theme.
         For some of you, this will be the hardest paper you'll try to write this semester. (The other tough one will be the critical review in Wks.16-17.) Take some time and try to get it correct the first time--you may have to spend even more time if you get it back a week later, saying it doesn't work at all, and you must write a new paper.
         So, don't even attempt to write this paper without:
     - first reading the above "Interpretive Thesis" AND its sample paper
     - first reading the description and instructions in
    How To Do Homework
     - first choosing a theory from the list of theories in
    Books & Webs
         If you're in doubt about whether your theory and your three reasons/ways are usable, email me and ask: write "QUESTION" in the subject line. I'll get back to you within 24 hrs. in most cases.
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THIS WEEK: See above on this page--look for graphic box describing both plays.

D2L ATTENDANCE: D2L resumes. Go directly to IHCC D2L  to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")     

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 Week 8Arguing about & Interpreting Literature (See dates.)

   

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ: the first half of your choice of books/websites for Medieval Literature:

    • Beowulf (book--Heaney trans., buy). Read 1st or 2nd half.

    • Canterbury Tales (free online). Read about 40-60 pp. or screens per week.

    • King Arthur literature (free online). For the assignment, go to Textbooks and, in the right column, click on "King Arthur."

    • Honeysuckle and the Hazel Tree (book, buy)--women's story poems. Read 1st or 2nd half.

    OR you can read from this list:

    • the 1st or 2nd half of the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex

    • OR the 1st or 2nd half of the Greek comedy Lysistrata,

    • OR The Greek Myths, your choice of Ch. 1-4, 5-8, or 9-10,

    • OR any 60-70 pp. in The Arabian Nights ("Prologue" strongly recommended)

    • OR India's ancient the Bhagavad Gita (online), your choice of Ch. 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, or 13-18

    • OR China's ancient Tao Te Ching, 30+ pp./50+ web pp./wk.

  • WRITE: Email a simple "Basic Analysis of the story you chose (or of each story, if you chose several short stories)."

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Interpretive Thesis" with subtitles: Introduction, First Reason/Way It Applies, Second Reason/Way, Third Reason/Way, and Conclusion. Keep the intro and conc. short: 250 of the 300+ w. should be in the three reasons. If you skipped Week 7, then please read the following:
         For most of you, this will be the hardest paper you'll try to write this semester. Take some time and try to get it correct the first time--you may have to spend even more time if you get it back a week later, saying it doesn't work at all, and you must write a new paper.
         So, don't even attempt to write this paper without:
     - first reading the above "Interpretive Thesis" AND its sample paper
     - first reading the description and instructions in
    How To Do Homework
     - first choosing a theory from the list of theories in
    Books & Webs
         If you're in doubt about whether your theory and your three reasons/ways are usable, email me and ask: write "QUESTION" in the subject line. I'll get back to you within 24 hrs. in most cases.
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NEXT CLASS WEEK: See above on this page--look for graphic box describing both plays.

D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L  to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")                         

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Spring Break Between Weeks 8 and 9: No 1140 class, no homework, and no attendance.
However, you may want to be catching up, or working on/reading about how to do your next types of papers.

 

 Week 9Arguing about & Interpreting Literature (See dates.)


HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ: the second half of your choice of books/websites for Medieval Literature--see Books & Webs to make your choice from among a number of options. (If you choose Arabian Nights or Greek Myths, see Weeks 6-7 for options.)

  • WRITE: Email a simple "Basic Analysis of the story you chose (or of each story, if you chose several short stories)."

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Interpretive Thesis" with subtitles: Introduction, First Reason/Way It Applies, Second Reason/Way, Third Reason/Way, and Conclusion. Keep the intro and conc. short: 250 of the 300+ w. should be in the three reasons.
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THIS WEEK: See above on this page--look for graphic box describing both plays.

D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")                                           

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PART III (3rd of 5 sections for semester): Writing Reviews of Literature  (Weeks 10-12)

                                           

 Week 10: Literary Review (See dates.)

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk.

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  • READ: how to write a "Literary Review" AND its sample paper by a student  (in WritingforCollege.org).

  • WRITE: Email 150+ words of "Comments" on it. Be sure to show that you read both the entire chapter AND the sample paper (min. 50+ w. on sample paper).
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  • READ: the 1st half of your choice of Legendary Literature--see Books & Webs to make your choice. (However, if you choose Arabian Nights, The Greek Myths, the Tao Te Ching, or the Bhagavad Gita, see Week 6-7 for an assignment option.)

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Literary Review" with subtitles: IntroductionDescription of Elements (50+ w.), Arguments/Interpretations (100+ w.), Evaluations (150+ w.), and Conclusion. (If you are writing about poetry, first tell me what twenty or so poems you read, and if you are writing about stories, first tell me what stories you read for the required page count; then please review one story or three poems; if it's three poems, review them at the same time: all three in Description, all three in Arguments, and all three in Evaluations. You may intermix the poems in each section, or you may talk about them one at a time in three separate paragraphs.)
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THIS WEEK: See above on this page--look for graphic box describing both plays.

D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")

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 Week 11Literary Review  (See dates.)  

            

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ: the 2nd half of your choice of Legendary Literature--see Books & Webs to make your choice.
    (However, if you choose Arabian Nights, The Greek Myths, the Tao Te Ching, or the Bhagavad Gita, see Week 6-7 for an assignment option. As usual, if you didn't like last week's reading, you may change to a different reading in this group.)
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  • REREAD: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Personal Response" and reread the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" showing you read the entire 2nd half (or all stories or poems required).
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  • READ: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Literary Review" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Literary Review" with subtitles: IntroductionDescription of Elements (50+ w.), Arguments/Interpretations (100+ w.), Evaluations (150+ w.), and Conclusion. (If you are writing about poetry or short stories, please see the assignment in Wk. 10.)
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 Week 12: Literary Review (See dates.)

                     

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ: the 1st week of your choice of 19th-20th-century literature--see Books & Webs to make your choice. If you choose Night, The Old Man and the Sea, Pearl, Persepolis, or Sula, or one of the graphic novels, read the first half. If you choose Dickens, read 150 pp.
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  • REREAD: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Personal Response" and review the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" showing you read the entire 1st half (or all of the stories or poems required, if you are still reading stories or poems).
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  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Literary Review" with subtitles: IntroductionDescription of Elements (50+ w.), Arguments/Interpretations (100+ w.), Evaluations (150+ w.), and Conclusion.     
    (If you are writing about poetry, first tell me what twenty or so poems you read, and if you are writing about stories, first tell me what stories you read for the required page count; then please review one story or three poems; if it's three poems, review them at the same time: all three in Description, all three in Arguments, and all three in Evaluations. You may intermix the poems in each section, or you may talk about them one at a time in three separate paragraphs.)

  • FINISH: All make ups and/or extra credit must be turned in in two weeks.
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D2L ATTENDANCE: No D2L in Wks. 11-12.                                        

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PART IV (4th of 5 sections for semester): Creative Writing of Literature  (Weeks 13-15)

                  

 Week 13: Creative Writing (See dates.)

                     

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • NOTE: Starting at the end of next week, no written assignments or D2L attendance may be late: You must have Wk. 14's homework and D2L turned in by the end of Wk. 14 (next week), as well as all "fixed" papers..
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  • READ: how to do "Story Writing" AND at least two of its sample papers by students  (in WritingforCollege.org).

  • WRITE: Email 150+ words of "Comments" on it. Be sure to show that you read both the entire chapter AND at least two sample papers (min. 50+ w. on each sample paper).
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  • READ: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Creative Writing" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 600+ w. "Story" (true, made up, or somewhere between). Note: You may write a longer story, e.g., 1200+ w. is credit for two weeks' story writing in Wks. 13-14; 1800+ w. is credit for three weeks' story writing in Wks. 13-15.
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    Important Note #1: Be sure to first read how to write this particular story for this particular class in
    How To Do Homework. This story requires revising!
    Important Note #2: If you are writing a longer story and don't have all of it done by the deadline, you still must send me 600+ revised words of what you have by this week's deadline.
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  • READ: the 2nd week of your choice of 19th-20th-century literature--see Books & Webs to make your choice. If you chose Night, The Old Man and the Sea, Pearl, Persepolis,  Sula, or a graphic novel, read the second half. If you chose Dickens, read another 150 pp.
    As usual, if you didn't like last week's reading, you may change to the first part of one of the other readings in this group.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" showing you read the entire 2nd half AND discussing how you think it is a creative story as described in the "Story" chapter, and why (or why not).
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  • FINISH: All make ups and/or extra credit must be turned in by the end of next week.
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D2L ATTENDANCE: D2L resumes. Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")                                                     

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 Week 14: Creative Writing (See dates.)

                                    

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • NOTE: By the end of this week, no written assignments or D2L attendance may be late: you must have Wk. 14's homework and D2L turned in by the end of this week. You must also turn in all extra credit and any "fixed" papers by the end of this week.
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  • WRITE: Email a second 600+ w. "Story" (true, made up, or somewhere between), or a continuation--another 600+ words--of last week’s story. Note: You may write a longer story, e.g., 1200+ w. is credit for two weeks' story writing in Wks. 13-14; 1800+ w. is credit for three weeks' story writing in Wks. 13-15. If you skipped last week's homework, please read the following:
         Important Note #1: Be sure to first read how to write this particular story for this particular class in
    How To Do Homework. This story requires revising and/or plentiful use of a number of the elements of literature!
         Important Note #2: If you are writing a longer story and don't have all of it done by the deadline, you still must send me 600+ revised words of what you have by this week's deadline.

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  • READ: the first 1/3rd of the Lewis, Rowling, Tolkien or graphic-novel purchases--see Books & Webs to make your choice. (Note: For Lewis or graphic-novels purchases, the "first 1/3rd" means a whole book from the three Lewis books, and "first 1/3rd" for the graphic novels means one entire graphic novel from the three you choose.)

  • WRITE: a short, simple "Basic Analysis" on what you read.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" showing you read the entire 1st third AND discussing how you think it is a creative story as described in the "Story" chapter, and why (or why not).
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  • FINISH: All make ups and/or extra credit must be turned in this week.
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D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")                                                     

Want to check your records online? Go to the top navigation bar on this page and, on the far right, click on "1140 Records."

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 Week 15Creative Writing (See dates.)

                                    

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • NOTE: Starting this week, no written assignments or D2L attendance may be late: you must have Wk. 15 homework and D2L turned in by this week's due date.
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  • WRITE: Email a 600+ w. "Story" (true, made up, or somewhere between). Note: You may write a longer story, e.g., 1200+ w. is credit for two weeks' story writing in Wks. 13-14; 1800+ w. is credit for three weeks' story writing in Wks. 13-15.
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  • READ: the second 1/3rd of the Lewis, Rowling, Tolkien or graphic-novel purchases--see Books & Webs to make your choice.
    (Note: For Lewis or graphic-novels purchases, the "first 1/3rd" means a whole book from the three Lewis books, and "first 1/3rd" for the graphic novels means one entire graphic novel from the three you choose.)
    As usual, if you didn't like last week's reading, you may change to the first third of one of the other readings in this group.

  • WRITE: a short, simple "Basic Analysis" on what you read.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" showing you read the entire 2nd third AND discussing how you think it is a creative story as described in the "Story" chapter, and why (or why not).
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  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Goodbye Richard Journal." Let me know how the course went for you; what you liked, what you didn't, and what you'd change; and, in general, say goodbye to me. (I do not read these journals until after the course is over so that I am not influenced by them when determining your grade, and I generally do not reply to them--but I do love reading them after I've turned grades in!)

  • FINISH: All extra credit was due last week.
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D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.") 

Want to check your records online? Go to the top navigation bar on this page and, on the far right, click on "1140 Records."

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PART V (5th of 5 sections for semester): Writing a Critical Analysis of Literature  (Weeks 16/17)

               

  Week 16: Critical Analysis  (See dates.)

                                    

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • NOTE: Starting last week, no written assignments or D2L attendance may be late: starting last week, in both Wk. 15 and wk. 16, you must turn in the week's homework and do D2L attendance that same week.
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  • READ: how to write a "Critical Literary Analysis" (in WritingforCollege.org).

  • WRITE: Email 150+ words of "Comments" on it. Be sure to show that you read the entire chapter and the sample paper.
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  • READ: the third 1/3rd of the Lewis, Rowling, Tolkien or graphic-novel purchases--see Books & Webs to make your choice.
    (Note: For Lewis or graphic-novels purchases, the "first 1/3rd" means a whole book from the three Lewis books, and "first 1/3rd" for the graphic novels means one entire graphic novel from the three you choose.)
    As usual, if you didn't like last week's reading, you may change to the first third of one of the other readings in this group.

  • WRITE: Email a 300+ w. "Personal Response" showing you read the entire 3rd third AND discussing how you think it is a creative story as described in the "Story" chapter, and why (or why not).

  • READ: HowToDoHmwrk.: In the right column, choose "Critical Analysis" and read, twice, the very specific requirements and the sample paper for this writing assignment.

  • WRITE: Email a 600+ w. "Critical Analysis" worth 9 X's following the specific requirements immediately above. It must have, as the requirements discuss, an Introduction, Conclusion, and five to six Subtitled middle sections, and a total of 7-8+ quotations placed as required in the specific requirements immediately above.
            This Critical Analysis is due in either Wk. 16 or 17 (no later than the last day of finals). If you send it by the Wk. 16 deadline, I will look at it and let you know what needs revising so you can get the maximum number of X's. It is a somewhat difficult paper to do. (If I don't receive it until after the Wk. 16 deadline, then there won't be time for you to revise it, and you may not earn all the X's for it.)
            Note: This final 600+ paper is worth 9 X's rather than the usual 2.
    Doing this paper is required for you to pass the course. No X's will be given if the last version you give me is wrong. In addition, you are required to earn at least six of the nine X's to pass this course. In other words, to pass the course, you must write this final rough draft and get it at least 2/3rds correct.
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  • WRITE: Email, if you haven't already done so, a 300+ w. "Goodbye Richard Journal" (worth 2 X's). Let me know how the course went for you; what you liked, what you didn't, and what you'd change; and, in general, say goodbye to me.

D2L ATTENDANCE: Go directly to IHCC D2L to see what attendance is due on the Eng 1140 Discussion Boards. (Directions for using D2L in Eng 1140: "click here.")                                                                                                          

Want to check your records online? Go to the top navigation bar on this page and, on the far right, click on "1140 Records."

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Week 17: Finals Week. Critical Analysis (See dates.)

                                    

HOMEWORK LIST (due this Thurs. midnight by email): 

Reminders:
Details about your reading books and webs: go to
Txtbks.
How to email/deliver your homework: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..
How to do each type of paper: go to
HowToDoHmwrk..

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  • READ: nothing more. :-)

  • WRITE: Email your final 600+ w., 9X's "Critical Analysis" due last week or this week on your final Fantasy Literature reading. See above for more details. Note: This final 600+ paper is worth 9 X's rather than the usual 2. No X's will be given if the last version you give me is wrong or not done. The paper also must be completed, getting at least four X's out of six, to get a passing grade in the class.
    Delivery
    : This is due by email no later than the last day of finals.
    If, instead, you drop off a handwritten version at IHCC or at my home, you must do it no later than the last day of finals while I am still at school.
    If you mail it by USPO, please do so by Monday of finals week to be sure it gets to me on time for recording your grade.
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  • WRITE: Email, if you haven't already done so, a 300+ w. "Goodbye Richard Journal." Let me know how the course went for you; what you liked, what you didn't, and what you'd change; and, in general, say goodbye to me.

D2L ATTENDANCE: No more.

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GOODBYE TO ALL! Now that we're at the end of this course, I'd like to thank you for your time and effort.  I'd also like to say that hopefully, if this course worked well, you may have some interesting reading experiences behind you, as well as some interesting answers--and, hopefully, a number of new questions. Share your answers--and your questions--with friends, family, and other people at Inver! The purpose of a liberal arts education is not so much to impart facts as it is to teach a way of questioning and thinking more deeply about life in general and its many subjects. I hope you will be able to apply the types of questions and writings you've learned in here to stories, people, and situations in your life. I wish you good luck--and enjoyable thinking and "story-ing"--in your future!

GRADES:
You should be able to find your grade as soon as I have posted it. The due date by which grades must be posted on the IHCC grade-records website are at the top of the page in the last lines of the "
General Schedule." I should have your final Eng
1140 Records posted, as well, at about that same time. 

Have a great summer!

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Special Attendance "Events" Summary

General Schedule

Special Attend. Events

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 Updated April 1, 2018

1st Ed., 27 Dec. 2009
2nd Ed., 1 Oct. 2014

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(Please ignore what follows. It's for future/past semesters of this course.)
 

EVENT #2: THIS Week
 - For 200 min. go on a "literary-art" tour of online museums to find and describe stories in art--what stories might you know or can quickly look up (w/Google) that are based on art, and/or how does the art reflect the story and/or improve your understanding or appreciation of it?
 - OR do this in a major museum in the city nearest you on your own;
 - OR take a free group visit with me to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a Thurs. evening in Wk. 5--Thurs., Sept. 24, 6:30-9 pm. Please show up in the lobby (by the main desk) of the museum by 6:30 pm and look for me, Richard. The first tour will start at 6:45. (The second will be on your own.) Bring a few people with you, if you'd like--family or friends. Entrance is free (but parking will cost a few dollars in the MIA parking ramp, unless you choose to park on the street.) This event will be worth 2-3 X's. The museum is is a hard-to-find spot among freeways and one-way streets, so I strongly recommend that in addition to using your GPS or a map from online, you also print out these directions: MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) .

EVENTS #3-4 Next two weeks:

        EVENT #3-4: Wks. 11-12 (confirmed): Two live plays at two college theaters. Both of these are required, one at Macalester College and one at Inver Hills College. Both of them are on both weekends of the first and second weeks of Nov. (Wks. 11 & 12 in our schedule). Descriptions of both are below. I will be going to the Macalester play on Thurs., Nov. 5, when it is free (otherwise, it will cost $2). Plays typically run 2 to 2 & 1/2  hrs. with a 15-min. intermission (plan on not leaving at the intermission!). For more details, see "EVENTS #3-4" in "EVENTS" at the top of this page, right under the "Schedule in Brief."

        To get credit, send 400+ words about each play--and please include something about the actors' real names and how they did, so that I know you attended the IHCC play rather than watched the movie. (This event may be replaced by any live play at a college or professional theater elsewhere this semester, or by doing an equivalent amount of extra credit. Write 400+ w. per live or video play that you see.)


- For full extra credit, you can attend the annual IHCC Student-Faculty Research Conference in person. For double extra credit--prep time plus presentation time--you can present at it for 10+ min. on a literary subject.

Directions:

To New Guthrie Theater

 To Park Square Theater    

To MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)