Author:
Mary Crosby
Subject:
Literature, Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • Literary Elements
  • Writing Process
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    English
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    Week 1 - Fiction - WRT201 Crosby

    Week 1 - Fiction - WRT201 Crosby

    Overview

    Welcome to Composition II.

    To begin, check out the SYLLABUS. It explains all of the goals, requirements and policies for the course, as well as provides a detailed course calendar of readings, activities and assignments. 

    In Comp II we will read poems and stories and then you will be writing essays about the literature we read. There is a link where you can review literary terms and then take a quiz to test your knowledge. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. 

    In literature, the meaning is not explicitly stated. (That's what essays are for :). With literature there are multiple interpretations of what a story or poem means. You can have any opinion you wish; you just need to have reasons and use evidence from the text to support/prove/illustrate your points. It is through the process of questioning and writing that you will come up with deeper ideas than you would if you merely read the story. It is my hope that you enjoy the stories and poems we will read, and also enjoy the process of analyzing and writing.

    This first week you will read "Bird by Bird" by Annie Lamott and consider your own writing process. Many of her ideas about prewriting, writing and revising will be helpful to you in the writing you do for this course. Then you will read and write about the short story "A&P" by John Updike.

     

     

    WRT201 - Fiction - Week 1 - Assignments

    Have students complete the following:

    1. Read the syllabus
    2. Review literary elements and test their knowledge
    3. Read "Bird by Bird" by Annie Lamott and consider their writing process.
    4. Read "A&P" by John Updike
    5. Write journal - Conflict and Character

    Welcome to Composition II!

    Please complete the following this week by the due dates provided by your instructor.  Resources are available using the links below.

    1. Read the syllabus - It explains all of the goals, requirements and policies for the course, as well as provides a detailed course calendar of readings, activities and assignments. 
    2. Review literary elements using Quizlet - In Comp II we will read poems and stories and then you will be writing essays about the literature we read. There is a link where you can review literary terms and then take a quiz to test your knowledge. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. 
    3. Read "Bird by Bird" by Annie Lamott - This first week you will read "Bird by Bird" by Annie Lamott and consider your own writing process. Many of her ideas about prewriting, writing and revising will be helpful to you in the writing you do for this course.
    4. Read "A&P" by John Updike 
    5. Write Journal #1 "Conflict & Character" - Write a 250 word journal entry about conflict & character in John Updike's "A&P."
      • What do you see as the central conflict in the story?

      • How does Sammy change from the beginning of the story to the end?

      • Connect to text: Use excerpts (quotes) from the story to illustrate/support points you make. Cite appropriately.

    In literature, the meaning is not explicitly stated. (That's what essays are for :). With literature there are multiple interpretations of what a story or poem means. You can have any opinion you wish; you just need to have reasons and use evidence from the text to support/prove/illustrate your points. It is through the process of questioning and writing that you will come up with deeper ideas than you would if you merely read the story. It is my hope that you enjoy the stories and poems we will read, and also enjoy the process of analyzing and writing.