|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|I. Writing/Revising: Focusing, Summary vs. Analysis, Answering Questions, and Commenting Well|
|1||Introduction to Course, fill out Index Cards.
Consider Our "Claims to Distinction."
Begin your autobiography as a writer.
Suggestions for Paper #1.
|2||Brief Autobiography As a Writer (3 pages).
Discuss Rodriguez, "The Achievement of Desire."
|Reading Notes, and Proposal Due|
|3||Small Group Workshops for Comments.
(Bring 3 copies of draft to class.)
|Draft #1 Due|
|4||Discuss Jacobs, Incidents.
(N.B.) Assignment #2 presented and discussed.
|Proposal #2 Due by Email|
|5||Small Group Workshops.||Draft #2 Due|
|6||Read The Elements of Style, by Strunk & White. Bring questions.
Large workshop on revising thesis, focus, organization, implications, etc.
|7||Discuss Woolf, "A Sketch of the Past."
(Conferences this week. Sign up in class.)
|Revision #2 (of Draft #1 or #2) Due|
|8||Continue Discussing Woolf.
Assignment #3 presented.
|Proposal #3 Due|
|II. Overall Shapes of Essays: Organizing Principles, Models of Whole Selves and Whole Ideas|
|10||Small Group Workshops.||Draft #3 Due|
|11||Large Group Workshop of Paper(s).|
|12||Read Baldwin, "Notes of a Native Son" + "Stranger in the Village." Discuss.|
|13||Assignment #4 presented.
|Revision #3 Due
Proposal #4 Due
|14||Small Group Workshops.||Draft #4 Due|
|15||Large Group Workshop.|
|16||Discuss Kingston's "No Name Woman" and "White Tigers."
(Individual conferences twice a week. Sign up in class.)
Assignment #5 presented.
|Revision #4 Due
|17||Small Group Workshops.||Draft #5 Due|
|III. Fine-tuning: Linguistic Precision: Uses of Fantasy, the Personal, and History|
|18||Discuss Griffin, "Our Secret."|
Assignment #6 presented.
|Revision #5 Due
Proposal #6 Due
|20||Brainstorm Introductions to Portfolios/Retrospective Essays.
(Revising draft #6-optional; you write it so you can choose among essays.)
|Draft #6 Due|
|21||Portfolios and Draft of Introduction Due|
|22||Revised Introductions or Retrospective Essays Due
No Late Papers