Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 4

English 101 Summer 2010 Day 4

  1. Log in.
  2. Open student email.
  3. Bonus Points/Absences
    1. www.yvccenglish101.blogspot.com
    2. comments must be 12 words or more (at least a sentence or two), and must be related to the post.
    3. One point for each comment. Limit of one point per post—but you can continue to comment.
    4. If it gets ugly, somebody tell me.
    5. You will collect them at the end of weeks 3, 5, and 7.
    6. You need a google account to sign in.
  4. Names Quiz
  5. Gawain's Journey Key Concepts:
    1. We may not know our real goal when we start our Journey, or our goal may change along the way.
    2. The challenges we face in our Journey always reflect our own needs, fears and weaknesses.
    3. We will face our greatest fear or weakness in the Abyss.
    4. Objects can become symbols of concepts.
  6. The End of the Eternal Spring.
    1. Answer "Food for Thought" questions on page 86.
  7. The Legend of the Buddha
    1. "Interpreting the Buddha Legend and the Buddha's Journey" on your own.
    2. Class discussion.
  8. Essay One
    1. Rough Draft Due July 7th
    2. Final Draft Due July 12th
  9. The Writing Process—C1
    1. Planning
      1. Assess the situation.
      2. Exploring ideas
      3. Formulating a tentative thesis
      4. Sketching a plan
    2. Drafting
      1. Introductions and thesis
      2. Body
      3. Conclusion
    3. Revising
      1. Global
      2. Revising and editing sentences
      3. Proofreading
    4. Presenting
      1. Layout and format.
      2. Headings.
      3. Lists
      4. Visuals
      5. Academic formatting
  10. Warming Up: Exploring Ideas
    1. Talking and Listening
    2. Annotating Texts
    3. Listing
    4. Clustering
    5. Freewriting
    6. Asking Journalist's Questions
    7. Read/Research
  11. Think of a movie that fits this archetype. Try to fill in as many of the steps for that movie as possible.
  12. Homework: "This is What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona"—Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Look up "Sherman Alexie" on bing, google, Wikipedia, Youtube.

3 comments:

Grant said...

Was anyone else impacted by the Buddha story of the middle way? I thought it was very interesting. I never read Siddhartha and have been thinking about the middle way ever since I read that.

A. Attaway said...

All of Herman Hesse's books are really good. And they're all, more or less, about the hero's journey...Narcissus and Goldmund, Peter Camenzind, and certainly Siddhartha.

But I honestly wonder about whether the middle way is truly the best way...it's interesting, but we need to think more about it, in my opinion. Because we could take the middle way in a fight against racism or gangs. Or we could take the middle way in terms of environmental activism. In both cases, the middle way is fine if no harm has been done already.

But how can the middle way be effective in situations requiring a remedy? It doesn't seem to solve anything...it's seems to be a way of being that is distanced from the world.

Just my thoughts.

B.Herron said...

I argee that we shouldn't be egotistic and self willed. But I wonder if we can stand firm on our beliefs when taking the middle path.