Section Materials for English 10, Spring 2013:
Introduction to Literary Studies

Professor Waid's Syllabus. Requires that you be logged in to GauchoSpace.

GauchoSpace login. Details for most assignments and other course materials can be found here.

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.

Thesis Statement Assignment Requirements. Explains due dates for required thesis statement assignments; explains nature of assignments; contains a brief explanation of what makes a good thesis statement; contains links to other related resources.

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.

Guest lecture: More on Poetic Form and how it functions in the 20th century. Presented to the class on 30 April 2013.

Narrators in As I Lay Dying. Some summary statistics for Faulkner's novel.

Detailed Marking Code from the University of Calgary's Writing Program. I use this to provide certain types of feedback on student papers; codes on your papers that appear in [brackets] are references to this document.

Final Review Guide prepared by students in Mary Jane Davis's sections. As Mary Jane puts it, Keep in mind that it is a student collaboration—all I did with it was type it up. This means that the answers are not necessarily all inclusive, and that you'll want to consult your notes alongside it. It's meant to be a supplement to your notes and texts, not a replacement for them. Remember, your notes and texts trump everything, if there seem to be any discrepancies you notice. All that being said, my observation is that it's quite a good summary of much of what went on in class this quarter, and my hope is that everyone finds it helpful,

Research resources. Here are some resources to help you get started finding secondary sources for your research 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:

Section Discussion Notes

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. I generally post section discussion notes one or two days after the section they describe.