Hours MWF 1-2 or by appointment
Office: Carnegie 201
|Wed., 1-19||Discuss "Storm Windows";
Assigned reading for Monday, 1-24: Handbook, Ch.
Writing assignment emailed to me by noon Friday, 1-21: Handbook, p. 30. Choose one exercise, either 1, 2, 4, or 6.
|Mon., 1-24||Discussion: Chapters 1 and 2. Workshop on exercises from p. 30.
Assignment for Wednesday: read Ch. 3 in Handbook, do exercise 1, pp. 42-43.
|Wed., 1-26||Continue workshop. Discuss Ch. 3, "Point of View" in Handbook.
Write: exercise 3, p. 43 (Due Friday, noon).
|Mon., 1-31||Point of view workshop;
Walker's "Everyday Use" (from 40
Resource: A Lone Star quilt
|Wed., 2-2||Continue point of view workshop; Discuss Ch. 4, Handbook;
in-class exercise, pp. 68-69.
Write (due Friday noon): Exercise 1 and 2, pp. 74-75.
|Mon., 2-7||Workshop on figurative language.
Discuss Ch. 6, Handbook; focus:
Write for next time: Ex. 4, p. 116
|Wed., 2-9||Discuss (in Ch. 6) meter.
Write (due Friday noon): Metrical lines (Exercise on pp. 122-123)
|Mon., 2-14||Workshop on meter.
Discuss in Ch. 6: Lines &
Rhymes. Lines & Free Verse.
|Wed., 2-16||Discuss Ch. 6, pp. 131-144
Write (due Friday noon): Villanelle or Sonnet
|Mon., 2-21||Workshop. Discuss Ch. 7
Writing for next time: Free choice from among suggestions in Ch. 7.
|Wed., 2-23||Workshop. Discuss Ch. 8
Write (due Friday noon): Free choice from among suggestions in Ch. 7
|Mon., 2-28||Workshop on poems
|Wed., 3-2||Workshop on poems (continued)
Write (due Friday noon): Exercise on Description
|Mon., 3-7||Workshop on description.
Discuss Chapter 9, pp. 178-195; Updike, "A & P" (in 40 Short Stories)
|Wed., 3-9||Discuss Chapter 9, pp. 195-212; Chopin's "The Story of an
Hour" and Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" (in 40 Short Stories); Bring 5 first
Due Friday: Portfolios for midterm evaluation; your portfolio should include all exercises in their original versions, mechanical errors corrected, your journal entries, and any revisions you may have done.