Presentations Schedule for English 307 Advanced Writing in English Studies, CSU Fullerton Spring 2014

PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE FOR E307 ADVANCED WRITING IN ENGLISH STUDIES, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2014 (5/10/14)

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PRESENTATIONS REQUIREMENT

At the beginning of the course, students will sign up to give a brief presentation on one assigned text of their choosing (if possible). The presentation will consist mainly in your engagement with a single scholarly article or other critical text dealing with the literary work you chose to present on. In other words, if you chose Jane Austen's Persuasion, you will be categorizing, summarizing and constructively criticizing/building on what some other critic has written about some aspect of that Jane Austen novel. As your listeners, we will get a sense of what sort of criticism we are dealing with, what specifically the author is claiming, and whether and to what extent you find it valuable as something to build on in your own right. Required: At least five days in advance of your presentation, email me as full a draft as possible of what you intend to say in class. I will email you back with advice. If I suggest developing the remarks further, email me a revised version at least one day before your in-class presentation. I won't judge students on their rhetorical skills during the presentation, but rather on evidence of prior preparation and consultation as well as on the written draft. How to do well on this assignment: meet with me or email me as required, and send a final written version; good critics challenge their listeners and pose thoughtful questions, so develop your presentation to invite discussion; aim for spontaneity and a personal touch; speak up, but don't rush things. (20% of course grade.)

It's easy to do well if you prepare in advance and make a good effort, and your colleagues will be supportive. Completing the in-class component is 70% of the grade for your presentation, and sending me an advance draft of your remarks is 30%.

Please check the schedule below on this page to verify the current status of your in-class presentation. Within a few days after you've completed both, next to your name should appear the notation (Presentation completed). If you see other notations as indicated below in "How I Evaluate Presentations," please contact me by email.

HOW I EVALUATE PRESENTATIONS

I will judge presentations on the following grounds: did the student 1) meet with me or email me a timely advance final draft so that I can offer advice and determine the course of my own comments? and 2) seem to have put genuine effort into preparing. Students who do those two things will receive an "A" for the presentations requirement. I am not going to grade presentations so much on in-class factors as on how well students prepare and (again, if necessary) follow up. I will indicate whether students have completed the requirements: (Presentation completed), (Presented in Class but no written version), (Missed Presentation), (Rescheduled Presentation).

MISSED PRESENTATIONS / RESCHEDULING PRESENTATIONS

If you find that you will be unable to make it to class for your scheduled presentation, please let me know in advance if possible. So long as you have provided me with a timely advance draft of your remarks (I usually print them out and bring them to class), I will read the presentation for you and give you partial credit for the "in-class" portion of the presentation grade. If you haven't provided me with a final advance draft, I will not read the presentation in class. In such cases, rescheduling on a new author or text may be possible at my discretion and if the schedule allows.

PRESENTATIONS/READING SCHEDULE

WEEK 7

Wed. 03/05. Jane Austen's Persuasion, Chs. I-IX (Norton 3-58). Graff/Birkenstein's They Say, I Say Part 3, "Tying It All Together." Ch. Eight, "As a Result: Connecting the Parts" (105-20) and Ch. Nine, "Ain't So/Is Not: Academic Writing Doesn't Always Mean Setting Aside Your Own Voice" (121-28). Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part III: The Expository Paragraph, Ch. 17 "Paragraph Development: "Paragraph Development: (4) "Definition, Analysis, and Qualification" (98-108).

Leigh-Anne Masek on Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 8

Wed. 03/12. Jane Austen's Persuasion, Chs. X-XVIII (Norton 59-122). Graff/Birkenstein's They Say, I Say Part 3, "Tying It All Together." Ch. Ten, "But Don't Get Me Wrong: The Art of Metacommentary" (129-38). Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part IV: The Sentence, Ch. 18 "A Definition" (109-18).

Tina Miller on Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Presentation Completed.)

Alexandria Oddo on Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 9

Wed. 03/19. Jane Austen's Persuasion, Chs. XIX-XXIV plus Original Ending (Norton 122-88). Graff/Birkenstein's They Say, I Say Part 4, "In Specific Academic Settings." Ch. Eleven, "I Take Your Point: Entering Class Discussions" (141-44) and Ch. Twelve, "What's Motivating This Writer?: Reading for the Conversation" (145-55). Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part IV: The Sentence, Ch. 19 "Sentence Styles" (119-39).

Danielle Alden on Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Presentation Completed.)

Selena Qafaiti on Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Presentation Completed.)

Jerilyn Normandia on Jane Austen's Persuasion. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 03/24; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes entries on three pieces of criticism about Austen's Persuasion. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 10

Wed. 03/26. Film of Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Julie Taymor production starring Helen Mirren, approx. 1 hr. and 50 mins.)

WEEK 11

Wed. 04/02. Spring Break. No classes.

WEEK 12

Wed. 04/09. Shakespeare's The Tempest, Acts 1-2 (Norton 3-41). Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part IV: The Sentence, Ch. 20 "The Well-Written Sentence: (1) Concision" (140-46) and Ch. 21 "The Well-Written Sentence: (2) Emphasis" (147-62).

Joseph Alvarado on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Presentation Completed.)

Patty Macias on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Presentation Completed.)

Nikko Viray on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Presentation Completed.)

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 04/14; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 13

Wed. 04/16. Shakespeare's The Tempest, Acts 3-5 (Norton 42-77). Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part IV: The Sentence, Ch. 22 "The Well-Written Sentence: (3) Rhythm" (163-70) and Ch. 23 "The Well-Written Sentence: (4) Variety" (171-74).

Louis Wischnewsky on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Presentation Completed.)

Cammrha Salazar on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Presentation Completed.)

Allison Schmitendorf on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Presentation Completed.)

Jennifer Nguyen on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (No Presentation.)

Rebecca Silveyra on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (No Presentation.)

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 04/21; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes entries on three pieces of criticism about Shakespeare's The Tempest. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 14

Wed. 04/23. Selected British Romantic Poems: William Blake and Lord Byron. Read Blake's "Chimney Sweeper" (362 and 371), "Holy Thursday" (361 and 371),"London" (368), "Nurse's Song" (360 and 369),"The Tyger" (369). Byron's "Prisoner of Chillon" (202-12). Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part V: Diction, Ch. 24 "Meaning" (177-89).

Monica Mercado on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Kat Olvey on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Spencer Clark on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Sarah Trott on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 15

Wed. 04/30. Selected British Romantic Poems: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Wordsworth's "The Solitary Reaper" (387), "Three Years She Grew" (15), "Tintern Abbey" (264) and your choice of two other Wordsworth poems. Coleridge's "Dejection: an Ode" (332), "Frost at Midnight" (259), "Kubla Khan" (8) and your choice of two other Coleridge poems. Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part V: Diction, Ch. 25 "Clarity and Simplicity" (190-202).

Isamar Meza-Rendon on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Rebecca Silveyra on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (No Presentation.)

WEEK 16

Wed. 05/07. Selected British Romantic Poems: Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. Shelley's "Mont Blanc" (310), "Ode to the West Wind" (347), "Ozymandias" (441), "To a Skylark" (26), and your choice of one other Shelley poem. Keats' "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer" (438), "To Autumn" (25), "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (343), "Ode to a Nightingale" (341) and your choice of one other Keats poem. Kane's New Oxford Guide to Writing, Part V: Diction, Ch. 26 "Concision" (203-12).

John Bailey on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Erin King on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Kirsten O'Brien on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Lauren Peyton on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (Presentation Completed.)

Benjamin To on a British Romantic Poet TBD. (No Presentation.)

JOURNAL SET 3 DUE BY EMAIL ON DAY OF FINAL EXAM, WEDNESDAY 05/14; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes entries on three pieces of criticism about selected Romantic poems – each of the three entries should be on a different poet. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

FINALS WEEK

Final Exam Date Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5:00-6:50 p.m. Due by email by Sunday, May 18: Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by May 23, 2014.) For your other courses, check CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.