We started class today with some reading time in Part-Time Indian. While students were reading, I walked around and checked everyone’s in-progress works cited in EasyBib, correcting mistakes and making suggestions. Then we talked more about why citations were important, what goes into them, and some of the more common EasyBib problems. After this was a big chunk of research time, with the goal being 10 total cards finished by the end of class today. Homework: if you have fewer than 10 cards done, you should work on some over the weekend; if you’re not yet to p. 150 in the novel, you should find a way to read over the weekend.
SECOND SEMESTER, 2014–15
This class is an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in reading and analysis of literature as well as writing. Our various texts will be the vehicles through which they will hone their critical thinking abilities, and our writing exercises will be an outlet of expression for these abilities. We will be reading poetry, short fiction, novels, and dramatic texts. Our objectives are to master the elements of literature, practice the writing process, and improve organization of writing.