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
i. Assess the situation.
ii. Exploring ideas
iii. Formulating a tentative thesis
iv. Sketching a plan
i. Introductions and thesis
ii. Revising and editing sentences
i. Layout and format.
v. Academic formatting
10. Warming Up: Exploring Ideas
a. Talking and Listening
b. Annotating Texts
f. Asking Journalist's Questions
Try some research--Sherman Alexie using bing, youtube, google and wikipedia.