Course Materials for English 140, Summer 2012

Contemporary American Literature

Make-up Quiz, due at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, 12 September. Read directions carefully before doing the assignment.

Topics for second paper, due before the final exam is taken on Thursday, 13 September. You may also want to see my grading rubric.

How your grade is calculated (in excruciating detail). Just what it sounds like: an exhaustive explanation of how I arrive at end-of-quarter grades.

An expanded table of contents for The Time Traveler's Wife. Hopefully helpful to those using other editions and those who are looking at structure in the novel.

Topics for first paper, due at the beginning of lecture on Thursday, 23 August. You may also want to see my grading rubric.

Paper-grading rubric. Explains how I assign paper grades. 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 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.

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.

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.