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Explication, interpretation, and critical essay must cover 4 different stories. See links below for details.
|Writing||Story Interpretation||Discussion||Explication||Critical essay||Final Exam|
|Due||See list||Oct 9|
10% Story Interpretation: submit to the appropriate conference by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned date.
40% Discussion forum assignments ~ Note the due dates above and in the course schedule.
In the opening lesson, briefly introduce yourself to classmates. (Send me your interpretation choices and attachment via email). This lesson is required but not graded.
In completing all lessons (except the opening, the exam, and the critical essay), submit your own response to the stories which shows a thoughtful interpretation of the work and that you’ve read your classmates' responses. When appropriate, respond to your classmates' posts.
Your lesson responses should be about 200-300 words; additional responses to classmates may be much shorter. You may choose to write more than the required posts on the stories and you may write a single longer response in the form of a reply to a classmate. The reply should be expanding or adding to, not repeating, what your classmate has written.
In evaluating your work I look for the point you are making about the story, the support you've given (usually with text references), and evidence that you have read other students’ posts so you don't repeat what's already been said.
By the end of the course, each student has responded to every lesson and posted the interpretation assignment to the appropriate discussion and the critical essay topic to the lesson 10 discussion.
Follow these guidelines:
C. You may choose to reply to other students' commentary in the Lesson conferences by 9:00 a.m.--on the day following the closing date of the lesson. This response should show that you have carefully read other students' interpretations. Avoid repeating what another student wrote except when necessary to clarify.
10% Explication of passage (about 500 words); email as Word attachment.
20% Critical essay connecting ideas (1100-1200 words); email as Word attachment.20% Final exam submit on or before 9:00 am on due date. Directions will be posted several days before the exam is due. Note: students must earn at least 70% on the final to pass the course. Top of page