Section Materials for English 193, Winter 2014

Detective Fiction

Professor Newfield's Syllabus. The same document that you find in the front of your course reader.

Professor Newfield's course website. You may also want to follow him on Twitter, or follow the blog on the future of higher education to which he contributes.


Section Guidelines. Covers general guidelines for participating in course; explains basic expectations; explains basis for course grade.

Grading Rubric (for Analytical Papers). Explains how I grade analytical papers.

Grading Rubric (for Student Fiction). Explain how I grade creative writing assignments, for those taking that option for their second 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.


Group-generated final exam study guide. Synthesized from conversations with all three of my sections during week 10 in the hope that it will be helpful.

Twitter stream for my sections. 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? You can always come back here and check for updates.

Guest Lecture: Being Sherlock Holmes, Part 1. Based substantially on material from Professor Newfield.

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:

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 usually post these notes one to two days after section each week.