Grading Rubric for Fiction. Explains how stories will be graded, for those who take the story-related option for the final paper.
How Your Grade Is Calculated (in Excruciating Detail). A document that attempts to exhaustively describe how I calculate your total grade for the quarter.
Sample MLA-Compliant Paper. A sample paper that is formatted correctly according to the MLA guidelines, with notes on areas in which students often make errors.
Research resources. Here are some resources to help you get started finding secondary sources for your first paper. (They should also be generally useful resources for scholarly research in the humanities.) You may find it helpful to log into the UCSB Library Proxy Server before clicking on the following links:
Grading Rubric (for analytical papers). Explains how I grade. Very detailed.
Professor Newfield's course website. You may also want to follow him on Twitter, or follow his blog on the future of higher education. (You can also find me on a variety of places on the web, but should be aware that I do not accept discretionary social networking connections from current students. You are welcome, though, to connect after grades have been finalized.)
Professor Newfield's Syllabus. The same document that you find in the front of your course reader.
Section Guidelines. Covers general guidelines for participating in course; explains basic expectations; explains basis for course grade.
Twitter stream for the course. Contains reminders about upcoming events, links to articles and other content about related topics, and pointers to electronic copies of documents distributed in lecture. Don't want to sign up for Twitter? Add this RSS feed to Google Reader, My Yahoo!, or your favorite feed reader/aggregator, and keep up with the course announcements using services you already use.
U-Storage problem reporting form. If the pages on this course site refuse to appear, or look funny, you should let the U-Storage/U-Mail people know that you are affected by a recurring problem producing internal server errors when serving web pages hosted on U-Storage sites. I've reported this problem already, but it seems not to have been resolved. Maybe if more people report that it affects them, they'll see it as a higher priority.
These notes are not a substitute for coming to section, but do contain major announcements and the discussion questions (if any) for that week's section. They are presented in the hope that they will be helpful, but with the disclaimer that much more happens in section than is reflected here.
In accordance with Professor Newfield's explicitly expressed wishes, each lecture note file is only available for one week. If you are using these lecture notes, you need to keep up with downloading them as they become available. I will not provide you with lecture notes after they have ceased to be available on the section website. There is more going on in lecture than is indicated on the slides. Looking at the lecture note summaries is not a substitute for coming to class (but I hope that it is helpful to you for review purposes). If you want to be notified when a new lecture note is available, you can follow the section Twitter stream, or can import the Twitter stream into your desktop or online feed reader/aggregator by using this link.
The time period during which lecture notes were available has passed.
The Adventure of the Dancing Men.Removed on 24 October.