R. Dollieslager's English 111 Daily Schedule, Summer 2011

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Site last updated on: 5/24/10, 10:40 a.m.

Week One

Tues. 5/17 & Thurs. 5/19
In-class: Discuss objectives, and read and discuss a defining moment (narrative) essay

Writing Assignment: Based on your discussion of a defining moment in Langston Hughes's life and your own life's timeline with your colleagues today, select an incident from your life which is a defining moment, that is, an incident which, in retrospect, reveals something important about the person that you are, about the person you have become because of the life experiences you have had. You will write a story about this event or incident, this "defining moment" which will be drafted by the start of class on Thursday. To prepare for drafting your defining moment story, make a chronological outline of the incident and include at each phase of your chronology some of the descriptive details that you will include in the narrative in order to show your readers what happened. The parts of the essay that will "tell" about the experience are those in which you say how you felt about what was happening or what meaning you made of the incident. The great bulk of your essay will show what happened, just as Hughes and Orwell showed us the revival meeting happening and the elephant being killed.


Homework for Tuesday, 5/24:

Week Two

Tuesday, 5/24

In-class: 1] Paired peer review using the GGW's Editing Checklist. 2] Revise, edit and turn in your (now) PERFECT defining moment essay.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 5/26


Thurs. 5/26
In-class: 1]

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