My Journal for Lit 203 (LaCreek College Center-Instructor: Rooks) Name: ____________________________ Class 2/Date: Jan. 30th I’m writing this journal as a course requirement for my Introduction to Literature class. I will start by including some of the class notes that I took during our first class: The field trip to the poetry workshop in Hot Springs sounds like fun, and I’m glad that we will be doing a fund-raiser, because I may not have any extra money at that time of the month. Gee, attendance is such a big thing! I guess that I had better make up my mind to attend classes, so that I can keep up with assignments and not get kicked out of school! (automatically dropped after 3 absences) The ice-breaker was scary at first…but it was fun after we got going. I don’t know if I understand the differences between literature and literacy. I’ll check my handout. I figure that stuff on handouts will probably end up on the final exam. My Vocabulary Words 1. Coquettish: describes a woman who is flirty or makes teasing sexual overtures. The coquettish girl at the bar deliberately bumped into my thigh and then smiled at me. 2. Dank: disagreeably damp or humid. The first thing that hit me when we went into the dark cellar was a musty, dank smell. 3. Ebony: dark wood from a tree in tropical Asia. The ebony statue practically vibrated with evil. 4. Diffident: shy and timid. The child approached the growling dog in a diffident manner. 5. Deprecation: a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster. The simple farmer crossed himself and uttered a solemn deprecation as he gazed upon the mutilated bull. My last entry this week is about a children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, which I read to my daughter, Tanya, last night. She loves this book and wants to have it read to her almost every night. She, especially, likes it when I read it in a growly monster voice.