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DAILY ASSIGNMENTS

Revised on October 13, 2014 and on November 11, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

·       First Class.

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

·       Email Contact information to Dr. Halbert at hhalbert@gmail.com.  See handout for specific information and spreadsheet download. (1 point for doing, -5 for not doing)

·       Read and mark "How to Really Read This Book" (Download from Course Documents and print copy). (1 point)

·       Read, initial, and sign your contract for the course. (1 point for doing, -5 for not doing)

·       Read and mark The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from actual start of novel up to "The Incident at the Window."  You do not need to read The introductory materials. (5 points)

·       We will take individual pictures today so that your instructor can learn your names.

  Monday, September 1, 2014

·       NO CLASS.  Labor Day Holiday.  MCCC is closed.

  Wednesday, September 3, 2014

·       Finish reading and marking The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Please note that the final chapter is the “Full Statement of the Case” and is essential to the novella’s meaning.  5 points.

Friday, September 5, 2014

·       Read and mark pages 428-443 in A Writer's Reference. Place a tab on the following items: "unacceptable borrowing," "ellipsis mark," "brackets," "long quotations," and "signal phrases." Also read MCCC-10 through MCCC-15 at the beginning of A Writer's Reference. Place tabs besides "Capitalizing a title," the "italics/Quote/None" chart, and the three main ways to set up a quotation. Be advised that the page numbering may be off because multiple editions are the book are in circulation, so use the index and table of contents to find the topics listed. 5 points.

·       Bring The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to class.

  Monday, September 8, 2014

·       Set up your Turnitin.com account and register for my course.  See handout for registration log-in information.

·       Draft 1 of Paper #1 is due.  Bring two copies to class. (5 points if 2+ pages, -5 if no paper)

·       Post a copy in the "Jekyll/Hyde Draft 1" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

·       Sign up for a conference with me via Starfish. See Handouts section for instructions on how to set up a conference. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a revised draft of your paper using the peer review and class activities from Wednesday as a guide. (5 points if revised, -5 if same copy as Monday's draft)

·       Post the revised copy in the "Jekyll/Hyde Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

·       NO CLASS.  We do not meet on Thursdays.

·       My 11 AM Office Hours are canceled for today because I will be at an academic conference at Drexel.

  Friday, September 12, 2014

·       NO CLASS.  I will be at an academic conference at Drexel.

·       No Office Hours today.

  Monday, September 15, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a revised draft of your paper using the peer review and class activities from Wednesday as a guide. (5 points if revised, -5 if same copy as Monday's draft)

·       Post the revised copy in the "Jekyll/Hyde Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

·       EVERYONE should start reading and marking I Am Legend.

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a revised draft of your paper using the peer review and class activities from Wednesday as a guide. (5 points if revised, -5 if same copy as Monday's draft)

·       Post the revised copy in the "Jekyll/Hyde Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Friday, September 19, 2014

·       EVERYONE should start reading and marking I Am Legend.

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a revised draft of your paper using the peer review and class activities from Wednesday as a guide. (5 points if revised, -5 if same copy as Monday's draft)

·       Post the revised copy in the "Jekyll/Hyde Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Monday, September 22, 2014

·       Final Draft of Paper #1 Due.  See Checklist for Paper #1.  200 points.

·       Submit the final draft to Turnitin.com. (1 point for doing, zero on paper if not completed)

·       Post a copy of the paper in the "Jekyll/Hyde Final Draft" forum. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

·       Email a copy of the paper to me as an MS Word or Rich Text Format attachment. (1 point if completed, -5 if not)

o     Please rename the file according to this convention: Lastname_Firstname_102_p1.doc or .rtf. (-2.5 if not renamed)

o    Email the file to hhalbert@mc3.edu

·       We will begin watching 28 Days Later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

·       Read and mark Chapters 11-17 of I Am Legend (pages 84-147). 5 points.

·       We will continue watching 28 Days Later.

  Friday, September 26, 2014

·       Read and mark Chapters 18-21 of I Am Legend (pages 147-170). You will complete the novel. Do not accidentally start reading the short stories that follow. The last words of the novel are “I am legend.” 5 points.

·       We will continue watching 28 Days Later if we haven't finished it.

  Monday, September 29, 2014

·       Download, print, and mark a copy of "Monster Theory (Seven Theses)." WARNING: This essay is very difficult. I strongly urge you to break it up over the three days between classes. 10 points.

·       Bring I Am Legend to class.

  Wednesday, October 1, 2014

·       Download, print, and mark a copy of The Horror Film (Chapter 9: "Slashers and Postslashers") from the course documents section of the class web page. 5 points.

·       Bring I Am Legend to class.

  Friday, October 3, 2014

·       Download, print, and mark a copy of "It's Alive, I'm Afraid" from The Monster Show in the reading packet. 5 points.

·       Bring I Am Legend to class.

  Monday, October 6, 2014

·       First Draft of Paper #2 Due. Bring a clean copy to class. (5 points if 3+ pages, -5 if no paper)

·       Post a copy in the "Paper #2 Draft 1" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

  Wednesday, October 8, 2014

·       Read and mark pages 44-4 83 in A Writer's Reference. Place a tab on the following items: "repeated citations from the same source," "Encyclopedia or Dictionary entry," " selection in an anthology," "general guidelines for works cited," "book with an author and a translator, "one or more selections from an anthology," "Republished book," "Short work from a web site," and "a work from a database."  Also look at the sample research paper (487-492).

·       Bring The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I Am Legend, A Writer's Reference, and the three essays on monsters to class.

  Friday, October 10, 2014

·       Second Draft of Paper #2 Due. Bring a clean copy to class. (5 points if 3+ pages, -5 if no paper)

·       Post a copy in the "Paper #2 Draft 2" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Monday, October 13, 2014

·       Download, print, and mark the Poe packet from the course documents section of the class web page.  Read the following:

o    "The Raven" (754-756)

o    "Annabel Lee" (738)

o    "The City in the Sea" (744-745)

o    "The Sleeper" (745-746)

o    "Ulalume" (757-759)

o    "Alone" (812)

o    "The Conqueror Worm" (814-815).

o    "Edgar Allan Poe—A Biographical Note" (816-819)

  Wednesday, October 15, 2014

·       Bring Poe poems and A Writer's Reference to class.

  Friday, October 17, 2014

·      Bring Poe poems and A Writer's Reference to class.

Monday, October 20, 2014

·       In-Class Poe Exam.  See Assignment section for question options and instructions for making 5" x 8" exam card. (50 Points)

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

·  Final Draft paper #2 Due. See Checklist for Paper #2.  200 points.

·       Submit the final draft to Turnitin.com. (1 point for doing, zero on paper if not completed)

·       Post a copy of the paper in the "Paper #2 Final Draft" forum. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

·       Email a copy of the paper to me as an MS Word or Rich Text Format attachment. (1 point if completed, -5 if not)

o     Please rename the file according to this convention: Lastname_Firstname_102_p2.doc or .rtf. (-2.5 if not renamed)

o    Email the file to hhalbert@gmail.com. (-1 if sent to MC3 account)

  Thursday, October 23, 2014

·       NO CLASS. We do not meet on Thursdays.

·       Last practical day to withdraw without professor’s signature. 

  Friday, October 24, 2014

·       Complete Research Paper Prewriting Activity.

·       Library Orientation. Absences count double (-10).

·       Meet in the Library in College Hall by the Circulation Desk at the entrance..

  Monday, October 27, 2014

·       Library Research Day: meet in the main entrance of the library.  We will sign in and talk very briefly before working independently on our projects.  Those of you with laptops may want to bring them with you to class.

  Wednesday, October 29, 2014

·       Library Research Day: meet in the main entrance of the library.  We will sign in and talk very briefly before working independently on our projects.  Those of you with laptops may want to bring them with you to class.

  Friday, October 31, 2014

·       Library Research Day: meet in the main entrance of the library.  We will sign in and talk very briefly before working independently on our projects.  Those of you with laptops may want to bring them with you to class.

·       Extra Credit Opportunity: Anyone who dresses up in a real costume (not a “conceptual” costume) and wears it all of class gets five points of extra credit.

  Monday, November 3, 2014

·       Library Research Day: meet in the main entrance of the library.  We will sign in and talk very briefly before working independently on our projects.  Those of you with laptops may want to bring them with you to class.

  Wednesday, November 5, 2014

·       Annotated Bibliography assignment due.  (50 points)

·       Two-minute presentations begin. Everyone should be ready to present.

  Friday, November 7, 2014

·       Two-Minute Presentations. Everyone should be ready to go.

·       Last practical day to ask to withdraw from course.  After today, a special appeal will need to be made to the administration.

  Monday, November 10, 2014

·       Draft 1 of Research Paper Due. A minimum of three pages is required Bring a clean copy to class. (5 points if 3+ pages with Works Cited Page, -5 if no paper)

·       Post a copy in the "Research Paper Draft 1" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

  Wednesday, November 12, 2014

·       Draft 2 of Research Paper Due. A minimum of five pages is required Bring a clean copy to class. (5 points if 5+ pages with Works Cited Page,  -5 if no paper or no changes from draft 1)

·       Post a copy in the "Research Paper Draft 2" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Friday, November 14, 2014 (Revised 11/11/2014)

· NO CLASS. ONLINE ACTIVITY INSTEAD. See HANDOUTS section for Online Peer Review (Draft 3).      

Draft 3 of Research Paper Due. A complete paper with works cited page is required Bring a clean copy to class. (5 points if 5+ pages with Works Cited Page,  -5 if no paper or no changes from draft 1)

·       Post a copy in the "Research Paper Draft 2" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Monday, November 17, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a complete draft of your paper, including MLA works cited page) using the peer review and class activities from the previous class as a guide to revision. (5 points)

·       Post the draft in the "Research Paper Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a complete draft of your paper, including MLA works cited page) using the peer review and class activities from the previous class as a guide to revision. (5 points)

·       Post the draft in the "Research Paper Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Friday, November 21, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a complete draft of your paper, including MLA works cited page) using the peer review and class activities from the previous class as a guide to revision. (5 points)

·       Post the draft in the "Research Paper Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Monday, November 24, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a complete draft of your paper, including MLA works cited page) using the peer review and class activities from the previous class as a guide to revision. (5 points)

·       Post the draft in the "Research Paper Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

·       NO CLASS.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

  Friday, November 28, 2014

·       NO CLASS.  Thanksgiving Holiday.

  Monday, December 1, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a complete draft of your paper, including MLA works cited page) using the peer review and class activities from the previous class as a guide to revision. (5 points)

·       Post the draft in the "Research Paper Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

·       No Class.  Required conferences. Conferences are held in my office, PH 441. (1 point if you come, -10 if you miss conference)

·       Bring a clean copy of a complete draft of your paper, including MLA works cited page) using the peer review and class activities from the previous class as a guide to revision. (5 points)

·       Post the draft in the "Research Paper Conference Draft" forum. See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Friday, December 5, 2014

·        Draft 5 of Research Paper Due. A minimum of five pages is required Bring a clean copy to class. (5 points if 5+ pages with Works Cited Page,  -5 if no paper or no changes from draft 1)

·       Post a copy in the "Research Paper Draft 4" forum.  See handout for instructions. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

Monday, December 8, 2014

·       LAST CLASS.

·       Final Draft of the Research Paper is due.  See Checklist for Research Paper in the handouts section.  300 points.

·       Submit the final draft to Turnitin.com. (1 point for doing, zero on paper if not completed)

·       Post a copy of the paper in the "Research Paper Final Draft" forum. (1 point if posted, -5 if not)

·       Email a copy of the paper to me as an MS Word or Rich Text Format attachment. (1 point if completed, -5 if not)

o     Please rename the file according to this convention: Lastname_Firstname_102_p3.doc or .rtf. (-2.5 if not renamed)

o    Email the file to hhalbert@gmail.com. (-1 if sent to MC3 account)

Monday, December 15, 2014

·       NO CLASS.

·       Any major paper rewrites are due by 5PM today via email. 

·       Please rename the file according to following convention: Lastname_Firstname_102_p3_REWRITE.doc or .rtf.

·       Please type "Major Paper Rewrite" in your subject line for your email.

 

There is no final exam in this course.

 

 

 
 

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