ENGLISH 1102-04
MW 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Humanities 206Dr. Lori Wilson Snaith
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Everyday Tricksters

Tricksters break taboos, create mischief, make mistakes, and stir up trouble. They throw themselves--and us--off balance, show us the power of occasional failure, or of making shockingly unpopular observations. If we're lucky, we can see them everywhere (but mostly in the mirror).
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WEEK ONE

1/08 M--Campus Closure; no class!

Welcome to 1102! Class focus, texts, introductions, etc.; the usual first-day-of-class stuff.
Discussion: grammar, punctuation, MLA: why bother?


1/10 W

Welcome to 1102! Class focus, texts, introductions, etc.; the usual first-day-of-class stuff.
Discussion: grammar, punctuation, MLA: why bother?




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LOOKING AHEAD!

WEEK TWO
1/15 M
MLK Day: No Classes today…read ahead!


1/17 W--SNOWPOCALYPSE!!! Campus closed!



Looking ahead:

1. Start working in Tamera Green’s The Greek and Latin Roots of English: Preface and Chapter One are due on Monday, 1/29
2. You must have read all of Margaret Edson’s Wit by Monday, 2/05



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WEEK THREE—First Week to Submit Argumentation Analyses

1/22 M

Argumentation Analyses: a collective run-through
Scholarly Questions and Close Readings
Print out and read for today: Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies.”
How to annotate a text, and recognize scholarly questions
Read, annotate, and bring hard copy of today’s reading assignment (see links, above):

John Morreall, "Humor in the Holocaust," AND Yevgeny Yevtushenko, “I Would Like.”

Essay #1 Assignment (due Week 6): brainstorming due Wednesday 1/24


1/24 W VOCABULARY LIST from 1/22: (Thank you, Kaitlin!)



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WEEK FOUR

1/29 M--Today's Class Notes: Thank you, Emani Jones!

Morreall, King, and Yevtushenko, continued.Bring to class: Diana Hacker, A Pocket Handbook




1/31 W--**Class Notes:** Courtesy of Lex Duckworth

Tamera Green: The Greek and Latin Roots of English--Preface AND Chapter 1.
Essay #1 Assignment--"third text" discussion, and preliminary brainstorming


Looking Ahead:
You must have read and annotated Stephen King’s “The Body” in (the anthology Different Seasons) by Monday, February 19th



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WEEK FIVE

2/05 M--Chief Rodriguez's Notes from today!

--Watch this video (and take notes!) before class today


2/07 W

  • Reading quiz
  • Essay #1 prep, concluded.



ESSAY #1 ASSIGNMENT

Essay #1 Rubric

LOOKING AHEAD: You must have read the entire Stephen King novella "The Body" from Different Seasons by 2/21

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WEEK SIX
2/12 M—No class meeting--your tasks for today:

  • Draft your Essay #1 draft for 2/14 workshop
    • (Read it aloud and revise for correct punctuation, strong, descriptive word choice, and smooth-flowing sentences)
    • This would be a great time for meeting with classmates in order to read each other's drafts for clarity, word choice, and thesis viability.


  • Complete Chapter 2 of Greek and Latin Roots


2/14 W
  • Bring essay draft to class: Q&A
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 2
  • Margaret Edson, Wit



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WEEK SEVEN---Vocabulary from 2/14: feign (v); voracious (adj); double entendre (French: n); contempt (n); contemptuous (adj).

2/19 M

  • Open Book Reading/Vocabulary quiz: Greek and Latin Roots, Chapter II, and Wit.


2/21 W--MORE COMMON ERRORS: PRINT OUT AND BRING TO CLASS FOR TODAY
  • Edson, Wit, continued.
  • Bring Essay #1 drafts to class today

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WEEK EIGHT

2/26 M

  • Edson, Wit, continued.



2/28 W--Essay #1 due at the beginning of class

  • Edson, Wit, continued.

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WEEK NINE

3/05 M Graded Essay #1 returned; optional revision due Wednesday 3/14 at the beginning of class.

  • Essay #2 Assignment—due Monday, March 26th at the beginning of class
  • Stephen King, “The Body" from Different Seasons
  • Reading Quiz at the beginning of class


3/07 W

  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 3
  • Stephen King, "The Body," continued.


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WEEK TEN

3/12 M

  • Essay #2 preparation: bring your preliminary brainstorming to class

  • King, “The Body,” continued.


3/14 W
  • Essay #1 revisions due at the beginning of class
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 4
  • Putting “The Body” and Wit into conversation--bring both texts to class

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WEEK ELEVEN—SPRING BREAK! Woo hoo!!




WEEK TWELVE

3/26 M

  • "The Body" and Wit, continued



3/28 W
  • Essay #2 due today at the beginning of class
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 5



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WEEK THIRTEEN—Last Week to Submit Argumentation Analyses

4/02 M
Essay #2 due today at the beginning of class...o
ptional revision due Monday 4/16 at the beginning of class
Dover 101 Great American Poems, continued (bring your book!)


4/04 W
Discussion: Essay #3 assignment due via e-mail attachment on Wednesday, May 2nd no later than 8:00 a.m.

Dover 101 Great American Poems, continued

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WEEK FOURTEEN

4/09 M
Dover 101 Great American Poems, continued


4/11 W
Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 6



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WEEK FIFTEEN

4/16 M
Essay #3 preparation—bring drafts to class




4/18 W
Essay #3 preparation, continued





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WEEK SIXTEEN

4/23 M
Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 7



4/25 W
Essay #3 workshop
Student course evaluations




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WEEK SEVENTEEN

4/30 M
Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 8




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WEEK EIGHTEEN

Final essay due via e-mail attachment no later than Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m.



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