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English 102 - CRITICAL THINKING AND LITERARY ANALYSIS - Groper

Assignment Sheet

BRING YOUR BOOKS TO EVERY CLASS!! This schedule will help you prioritize, organize, and manage your time effectively to meet course deadlines. Read it carefully, use it like a checklist, do the work, and you should be successful in this course. Assignments may change at the instructor’s discretion with advance notice. Please remember that in-class exercises, writing assignments, and quizzes cannot be made up! ______________________________________________________________________________

Week 1

Wednesday 2/22        In class: Introduction and Syllabus Overview

                                                What is Literature?

                                    Hwk: 1. Electronically connect with Professor Groper (e-mail or

facebook) by 6 pm Saturday (2/25)

                                                2. Open Turnitin.com Account by 6 pm Saturday (2/25)

                                                            class ID – 14711846

                                                            password – Groper102  (case sensitive)

                                                3. Writing Essays about Literature Chs. 1 & 2

Week 2

Monday 2/27              In class: Discuss Chapters 1 & 2

                                    Hwk: 1. Response Journal #1

                                                2. Writing Essays about Literature p. 39-59

                                                3. “Yours” (in Writing Essays . . . p. 404-6)

Wednesday 3/1                      In class: Discuss Readings

                                    Hwk: 1. Writing Essays about Literature p. 60-80

                                                2. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (handout)

                                                3. Sparking Questions #1

Saturday 3/4              Deadline to Drop class without a “W” and receive a refund

Week 3

Monday 3/6                In class: Discuss Readings

                                    Hwk: 1. Writing Essays about Literature Chs. 7 & 8

                                                2. “The Cask of Amontillado” (in Writing Essays . . . p. 406-12)

Wednesday 3/8                      In class: Discuss Readings

                                    Hwk: Writing Essays about Literature Chs. 9 & 12

Week 4

Monday 3/13              In class: Meet in AD 238

                                                In Class Essay

                                    Hwk: 1. Lahiri “A Temporary Matter,” When Mr. Pirzada . . .,”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #2

Wednesday 3/15        In class: Discuss readings

            Hwk: 1. Lahiri “Interpreter of Maladies” “A Real Durwan”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #3

Week 5

Monday 3/20              In class: Discuss readings

            Hwk: 1. Lahiri “Sexy,” “Mrs. Sen’s,” “This Blessed House”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #4

Wednesday 3/22        In class: Discuss readings

                                    Hwk: 1. Lahiri “The Treatment of . . . ,” “The Third and . . .”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #5

Week 6

Monday 3/27              In class: Discuss readings

                                                Essay #1 Assigned

                                    Hwk: Response Journal #2

Wednesday 3/29        In class: Discuss Essay #1

                                    Hwk: 1. Every Day “Day 5994”- “Day 6003”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #6

Week 7

Monday 4/3                In class: Discuss Every Day

                                    Hwk: 1. Writing Essays about Literature Ch. 6 p. 171-192

                                                2. Sparking Questions #7

Wednesday 4/5                      In class: Discuss Reading                                                        

                                    Hwk: 1. Every Day “Day 6004”-“Day 6017”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #8

Thursday 4/6                                                                                                              Essay #1 Due

Week 8

Monday 4/10              In class: Discuss Every Day

                                    Hwk: 1. Writing Essays about Literature Ch. 6 p.192-207

                                                2. Sparking Questions #9

Wednesday 4/12        In class: Discuss Reading

                                    Hwk: 1. Every Day “Day 6018”-“Day 6034”

                                                2. Sparking Questions #10

Week 9

Monday 4/17              Spring Break

Wednesday 4/19        Spring Break

Week 10

Monday 4/24              In class: Discuss Every Day

                                                Essay #2 Assigned

                                    Hwk: 1. Writing Essays about Literature Ch. 6 p. 207-225

                                                2. Sparking Questions #11

Wednesday 4/26        In class: Discuss Reading

                                                Research Paper Assigned

                                    Hwk: 1. Writing Essays about Literature Ch. 5

                                                2. Work on Essay #2

Week 11

Monday 5/1                In class: Discuss Reading

                                                Discuss Essay #2

Hwk: 1. “My mistress’ eyes,” “Ozymandias,” “Because I Could Not . . .,” and

“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” (on CampusGuide)

                                                2. Sparking Questions #12

Wednesday 5/3                      In class: Discuss poems

                                                Discuss Essay #2

                                    Hwk: 1. “My Last Duchess” (on CampusGuide)

                                                2. Sparking Questions #13

                                                3. Finish Essay #2

Thursday 5/4                                                                                                              Essay #2 Due

Week 12

Monday 5/8                In class: Discuss poem

                                    Hwk: 1. “To His Coy Mistress”

Wednesday 5/10        In class: Discuss poem

                                    Hwk: 1. Finish Poem rewrite

                                                2. Writing Essays about Literature Ch. 4

                                                3. The Importance of Being Earnest Acts I and II

                                                4. Sparking Questions #14

Week 13

Monday 5/15              In class: Discuss The Importance of Being Earnest

                                                Discuss Research Paper

                                    Hwk: 1. The Importance of Being Earnest Act III

                                                2. Sparking Questions #15

Wednesday 5/17        In class: Discuss The Importance of Being Earnest

                                                Discuss Research Paper

                                    Hwk: Response Journal #3

Saturday 5/20                        Deadline to withdraw from class with a “W”

Week 14

Monday 5/22              In class: Film: The Importance of Being Earnest

                                    Hwk: Response Journal #4

Wednesday 5/24        In class: Film: The Importance of Being Earnest

                                                Final Project Assigned

                                    Hwk: Work on Final Project

Week 15

Monday 5/29              Memorial Day – no class

Wednesday 5/31        In class: Work on Final Project

                                    Hwk: Work on Research Paper

Week 16

Monday 6/5                In class: Meet in AD 238

                                    Hwk: 1. Finish Research Paper

                                                2. Work on Final Project

Friday 6/9                   Research Paper Due

Monday 6/12              9:10-11:30 Final Project Presentations

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