Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 4

English 101 Fall 2010 Day 4

1. Log-in to computers.

2. Bonus Points/Absences
b. comments must be 12 words or more (at least a sentence or two), and must be related to the post.
c. One point for each comment. Limit of one point per post—but you can continue to comment.
d. If it gets ugly, somebody tell me.
e. You will collect them at the end of weeks 3, 5, and 7.
f. You need a google account to sign in.

3. Review of The Hero's Journey--with notes.

a. A pattern of all human experience—reflected in all literature and film.
b. Like the Rite of Passage, the Hero's Journey involves a separation, initiation and a return.
c. The stages of the Hero's Journey usually—but not always—follow a standard sequence.
d. We all go through many Journeys in our lives as we grow and learn.

4. Key Concepts from Gawain and the Green Knight

a. We may not know our real goal when we start our Journey, or our goal may change along the way.
b. The challenges we face in our Journey always reflect our own needs, fears and weaknesses.
c. We will face our greatest fear or weakness in the Abyss.
d. Objects can become symbols of concepts.

5. Demeter and Persephone—food for thought in class.
6. Read “The Legend of the Buddha” and complete the Questions and log the journey on page 103. (Homework?)
7. Scene from “Little Buddha”

8. Essay One
a. Rough Draft Due—October 5th
b. Final Draft Due— October 11th

9. The Writing Process—C1
a. Planning
i. Assess the situation.
ii. Exploring ideas
iii. Formulating a tentative thesis
iv. Sketching a plan

b. Drafting
i. Introductions and thesis
ii. Body
iii. Conclusion

c. Revising
i. Global
ii. Revising and editing sentences
iii. Proofreading

d. Presenting
i. Layout and format.
ii. Headings.
iii. Lists
iv. Visuals
v. Academic formatting

10. Warming Up: Exploring Ideas
a. Talking and Listening
b. Annotating Texts
c. Listing
d. Clustering
e. Freewriting
f. Asking Journalist's Questions
g. Read/Research

Try some research--Sherman Alexie using bing, youtube, google and wikipedia.


Allysha said...

I love Mythology, I think that it is very interesting and that it makes class entertaining. It is an orignal way to conduct class and get the lessons a lot easier.

mkschmack said...

Mythology is great cause humans always have to have a reason for being. It's called Ontology, every culture you will ecounter will have a story or an explanation to why we have become.

Anonymous said...

Good class today. "The End of Eternal Spring" story was fun to go over. P.S. Hades got no game.

hannah souers said...

I enjoyed the Greek mythology that we discussed in class today. That is a topic I am interested in. Thanks!

Dee said...

I have just watched the movie Percy Jackson and the lightning thief. They changed the dynamic between Hades and Persephone so I was excited to read the real story, Thanks!

EmilyMurphy said...

I enjoyed the class today and I am very glad we went over the story in class because I want to understand Greek mythology better.

Holly Evelyn Allen said...

I absolutely love Mythology and this story was so interesting because it dealt with Compromise, and for a mother to give up her daughter to her brother for four months of the year is definitely compromise. Something that is weird about mythology is the "gods" have characteristics that humans have, and can be sneeky and mischievious, so it gives humans something to relate to.

ian said...

Glad we foud out today that we can get one point a day for comments over tweleve words long.

orozcoalejandra said...

Greek Mythology is not my thing.. It doesnt catch my attention at least it sounds old!