an eiland distance education course

Course Calendar & Presentations

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Using all of this information requires a bit of organization, so follow these general instructions. For each week, begin by reading assigned works from Kelly in The Seagull Reader : Stories . The stories themselves are listed by title and author. You are then to download the chosen web site for that week, listed as a link on the syllabus at the site English I-Net Resource List. That means all you have to do is click on the colored (usually blue) link of the name or address of the site. Following that, read the online presentation of the format strategy for the week, (Org & Outline, Quoting Your Sources, How To Take A Test, etc.). You are also required to read the thematic presentation for that week in Online Presentations (Character, Theme, Irony etc.). This will allow you to follow the schedule and be topical in the chat room and the class room. Read the directions. Assignments and due dates for papers and tests are posted on the Message Board. Most of this syllabus is self-explanatory.
Tentative Schedule

Week 1

Introduction, Course Description

Week 2
Internet: Bobbie Ann Mason

Test One
Message Board Discussion Group One Due
Paper One Due

Week 3
Internet: Alice Walker Internet: Raymond Carver

Message Board Discussion Two Due
Paper One Rewrite Due

Week 4
Internet: Edgar Allan Poe;
  • Works Cited
  • Internet Formats
    Hard Text:
  • Poe, The Cask of Amontillado

Makeup Test

Week 5
Internet: Louise Erdrich

Week 6
Internet: James Baldwin;
Hard Text:
  • Baldwin, Sonny's Blues
Final Term Paper Due
Exit Exam
Message Board Discussion Group Three Due

Week 7
Internet: Eudora Welty
Exit Exam

Week 8
Internet: Ernest Hemingway;
Hard Text:
  • Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants
Final Term Paper Due

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