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.