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SCHEDULE FOR WEEK TWO

Monday, April 10

Have read Whitman�s �The Death of Abraham Lincoln� and bring to class your responses to at least three of the study questions for that reading.  (Always bring your blank study question sheet--with all five questions, I mean--since our discussions in class don�t revolve only around the questions you have chosen to respond to.)  

Please bring a copy of your first paper prompt so we can discuss the first paper, the rough draft of which is due this Friday.

Sometime this week--before you write your rough draft--you should read my handouts �Deductive Essays� and �Analysis,� both of which you can find on the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Wednesday, April 12

We will move to Douglass� �Expression of Gratitude . . .� Same procedure--bring text, all study q�s, your responses to selected study q�s.

Friday, April 14

Bring 3 copies of rough draft responding to Paper One prompt.  Peer editing day; one copy of rough draft due to me during class.

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK THREE

Monday, April 17

Bring your rough draft or a newer version of it.  Also bring the Whitman text. We will revisit Whitman while working on the papers--writing exercises will start becoming a regular feature of the course alongside discussion of our usual study questions.

Wednesday, April 19

We will revisit Douglass while working on rough drafts and writing task to be specified Monday in class.

Friday, April 21

Final workshop on Assignment One; introduction to Assignment Two.

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK FOUR

Monday, April 24

Paper One Final Draft due in two-pocket folder along with commented-on rough draft and peer-edited drafts others did for you. Note that this date has changed from Friday of Week Three.

I�ll introduce Booker T. Washington and provide study questions and journal instructions on his �Atlanta Exposition Address� (1895).  

Wednesday, April 26

We examine Washington�s speech and the study questions to which you have responded.

Friday, April 28

We examine Washington�s speech and the study questions, and do a workshop on style in his speech.

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK FIVE

Monday, May 01

We briefly discuss responses to workshop on Washington�s style, and then move on to Du Bois� �Strivings of the Negro People� and study questions for that text.  I will hand out a workshop page on Du Bois� essay.

Wednesday, May 03

Today we will finish discussing the study questions and Du Bois style questions and do a thesis workshop for paper two.

Friday, May 05

Peer editing day--please bring three copies of your three-page draft of paper two.  I will bring the peer editing instructions.

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK SIX

Monday, May 07

Bring in a copy of your draft, new or the same.  We will do a thesis workshop. I will also make available a signup sheet for optional paper two conferences.

Wednesday, May 09

Bring in a copy of your draft, new or the same, along with a copy of the �Analysis� handout from this web.  We will do a writing workshop on analyzing passages.

Friday, May 11

Paper Two final draft due today along with rough draft and peer-edited drafts others did for you.  Brief introduction to Unit Three, the text for which you will have to get from Reserves. The selection from Ralph Ellison�s Invisible Man will be in The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Library Reserve at the Gateway Study Center, call number PS 508.N3 N67 1997. Pages 1515-40. Request help from the librarian if you do not find the book on the shelf.)

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK SEVEN

Monday, May 14

Bring a copy of our selections from Ellison�s Invisible Man along with your responses to the study questions for the Prologue, which is the only chapter you need to have read before class today.

Wednesday, May 16

Bring a copy of our selections from Ellison�s Invisible Man along with your responses to the study questions for Chapter One.

Friday, May 18

Bring a copy of our selections from Ellison�s Invisible Man along with your responses to the study questions for the Epilogue.

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK EIGHT

Monday, May 22

Peer editing day.  3-page rough draft due.  The draft must be typed and double-spaced, and it should have a basic structure�a beginning, middle, and, if possible, an end.  

Wednesday, May 24

Bring in a copy of your draft, new or the same.  We will work on aspects of writing.

Friday, May 26

Bring in a copy of your draft, new or the same.  We will work on aspects of writing.

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK NINE

Monday, May 29 

Memorial Day Holiday--no school.

Wednesday, May 31

Paper Three final draft due today along with rough draft and peer-edited drafts others did for you.  Brief introduction to Unit Four.  The texts are as follows:

Malcolm X. �The Black Revolution� (1964) and �Letters from Abroad.� (1964). (This material is on Antpac�s electronic reserve. Using Netscape 4.08 or later--not Internet Explorer--follow the above Malcolm X hyperlinks to gain access to these two texts and print them.  First, however, an Antpac dialogue box will require you to type in your name, library card number, and PIN (personal identification number). If you have any trouble printing out or these two texts, you can get them on physical reserve at the Gateway Study Center where you found the Ellison selection.  The anthology is called Malcolm X Speaks and its call number is MAIN E185.61 .L58 1976. The full bibliographic information is

Author: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Title: Malcolm X speaks : selected speeches and statements / Edited,
with prefatory notes, by George Breitman
New York : Pathfinder Press, c1965
MAIN E185.61 .L58 1976

Friday, June 2

1. Have read the King speech and the following handout: King, Jesus, Thoreau, Gandhi.

2. Discussion of study questions for King�s �Declaration . . .�

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK TEN

Monday, June 5

1. Have read Malcolm X�s �The Black Revolution� (1964) and �Letters from Abroad.� (1964). Bring journal responses as usual. We will discuss responses in class.

Wednesday, June 7

1. Style workshop on King and Malcolm X.

2. Brief discussion of comparison and contrast structure, accompanied by handout on comparing and contrasting.

Friday, June 9

1. Peer editing, the usual procedure.

SCHEDULE FOR FINALS WEEK

Monday-Thursday, June 12-15

I will be available for conferences that you can sign up for during the tenth week.

Friday, June 16 or earlier

Turn in your folder for Unit Four to me in one of the following two ways:

1) Give me your folder personally in HIB 409 Friday of Finals Week between 3:30-before 5 p.m. The Department closes at 5, so don�t be late!

2) Turn in your folder anytime during Finals Week up to Friday before 5 p.m. at the Composition Office in HIB 420, where I have a box.  If you do this, call or email me and let me know that you have turned in your materials. 

I will email your individual Unit Four grades/comments and course grades around June 20-21. Returning the originals isn�t necessary since I don�t mark up final drafts.