I will be adding extra office hours this week on Wednesday between 1-4pm and on Thursday between 11:30 and 12:30.
Dec 11 1pm: Brandy, Christian, Gabriel, Lauren, Dylan, Joanna 2pm: Catherine, Samantha, Molly, Kaylan, Emma, Cameron Dec 12 3:30pm: Karen, Cindy, Eric, Ashlee, Ely, Emily 4:30pm: Hannah, Jacob, Nessa, Matthew, Neely, Charlie These times are also on the schedule. We will meet in our classroom, unless given other options. We will go over the annotated bibliography […]
I neglected to post this earlier: but poetry reading with sandwiches NOW in the library! Neal Atkins!! Scott Creley!!
Please remember to read Good Old Neon, a story from Wallace’s collection Oblivion, before today’s class.
Focusing on a close reading, or on a single passage in a text, does not mean that you can avoid a discussion of the novel as a whole. In order to explain your claim, you must locate the passage within the context of the novel’s overall plot. You may use the page number or chapter location […]
You should have gotten feedback from me on the Citizen paper, and you’ll get feedback from me on the Sellout paper going forward. Please remember my office hours are on Monday between 10am-12pm and 3-4pm, as well as after 4:30 on Tuesdays. I can sometimes make time at 4:30 on Thursdays. Please don’t ask for […]
The assignment schedule has been adjusted, on this site. On Tuesday, I’ll talk a little bit more about the recent history of financialization, to finish what we started talking about in class and to prepare you for the Foster Wallace. You have reading and assignments due, on Tuesday, but then remember we have no class on Thursday […]
Begin with a claim about a specific passage. In other words, begin with your thesis about a precise moment in the book. You must then summarize and paraphrase this passage, in context. The next paragraph should give a paragraph of evidence about the first part of your claim. Etc. Make an arguable claim. It’s not […]
More work on how to turn close reading into a thesis.