English 102
Assignments for the Ten Remaining Classes
Due Monday, April 1:
Reading a Story: Plot, Setting
Commercial and Interpretive Fiction
Read “The Most Dangerous Game,”
and “The Child by Tiger.” Handout
Prepare for a discussion of stories.
Due Wednesday April 3:
Characterization
Read “Hunters in the Snow” and
“Greasy Lake” Handout
Prepare for a discussion of stories.
Due Monday April 8:
Characterization Continued
Read “Cathedral”
and “Everyday Use”
Prepare for a discussion of stories.
Due Wednesday April 10:
Theme
Read “A Worn Path”
and “Dead Men’s Path” (.docx file)
Assignment: following the
guidelines handout, write a
thematic statement for each of the
stories; prepare for a discussion of
the stories and their themes.
Statements are also due on the 10th.
Regarding your six page essays:
If Evaluateus, the God of Grading, allows me smooth passage through
your papers, I should have them back either before or by the week
of the 15th. You may, after perusing them, make an appointment to see
me about the essay; at which we can also discuss your current
and final grade for the class.
The meeting is not mandatory.
Due Monday, April 15:
Theme
Read “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Lesson”
Assignment: following the
guidelines handout, write a
thematic statement for each of the
stories; prepare for a discussion of
the stories and their themes.
Statements are also due on the 15th.
On WednesdayApril 17:
Two Page Paper Assignment
I will present the specifications for the two page
literary analysis. To help you gain a better understanding
of the objectives, I will distribute a suggested ideas
sheet for each of the elements of fiction (character and
theme) and a sample short story.
Online essay analyzing William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”
On Monday, April 22:
We will continue our discussion of the two page
essay, including a question and answer session,
with a primary focus on the student example essays.
Wednesday, April 24:
Short Story Analysis Essay Due
Also, after collecting the papers, I will present a
review for the first part of your two part final
exam. So please do not just drop off your essay
and head back to the Land of Cellphone.
Monday April 29 :
Final exam on Research materials
I will provide scantron sheets;
you bring a pencil and the correct answers
2:00 pm in the classroom
Wednesday May 2:
Review for in-class essay (short story analysis) final exam
I will give a plot synopsis for over a dozen short
stories; bring an open mind. By the end of the class, you
will have to choose at least one story which you will
analyze for the final.
Monday, May 6:
In-class essay (short story analysis) final exam
You will have from 1:30 to 3:20
(begins in the classroom; ends, for most in the writing center)
FIN
Due Monday, April 9
Plot and Structure
Read “A & P ”
Also read “The Interpreter of Maladies,”
Handout
Prepare for a discussion of stories.