Course Materials for English 104A, Spring 2012
American Literature, 1900-Present

Sample Final Exam Questions. Provides some questions that are not on the final, but that are very similar to questions that do appear on the exam. Also includes sample answers to those questions written at varying levels of proficiency.

Topics for Paper Two. Assignment due at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6.

How Your Grade Is Calculated (in Excruciating Detail). Just what it sounds like: explains how I assign grades in a great deal of detail.

Topics for Paper One. Assignment due at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

Grading Rubric. Explains how I grade papers. Very detailed.

Course Syllabus. Covers general guidelines for participating in course; explains basic expectations; explains basis for course grade.

GauchoSpace login. Additional reading materials for the course can be found here.

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 section. 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.

Lecture slide shows. Though these are not a substitute for coming to lecture, they may be helpful in preparing for the final. They are available as a series of slide shows on Slideshare.