Final grades will be posted about 9 a.m. Monday. Grades are not final until then.
Senior Project Revision Info
Senior Project Revision Instructions have been posted.
RE: Saturday AP Practice Test
For those coming to the practice test tomorrow, remember that we are using the 2008 multiple choice questions, so don't do those tonight! Also, you may want to decide tonight which essay questions you want to use. You need one of each type, and there are several in both the posted Q1, Q2, and Q3 sets, as well as at the end of the 2008 exam. You don't need to bring them tomorrow, as I will have copies of everything. See you tomorrow from 8 - 12 at room B-9! I will bring bagels, fruit, OJ, and water.
FYI Senior Project Preliminary Research Checklist Items
The following items will be on a checklist that I will give you tomorrow, to be turned in with your cards and worksheet answers:
Senior Project Preliminary Research Checklist
*Answering “N” for any asterisked item may result in drastically reduced or no credit for these cards if the problem is chronic.
1. ______ # of sources (bib cards) attached.
2. ______# of above sources for which you have note cards.
3. ______# of note cards attached.
4. Y/N Do you have a bib card for a true encyclopedia source?
5. Y/N Do you have note cards from the encyclopedia source?
6. Y/N *Do ALL bib cards have a source number?
7. Y/N Do ALL bib cards have comments on the sources?
8. Y/N Do ALL bib cards have complete and correct MLA info?
9. Y/N *Do ALL note cards have the source-link number?
10. Y/N *Do ALL note cards have page numbers, as appropriate?
11. Y/N Do most note cards have subject headings?
12. Y/N Do most note cards have comments about the notes?
13. Y/N Do ALL cards adhere to the required format?
14. Most notes are (circle): Summary/Paraphrase or Quotations
15. Use the space below to explain the above, or to ask questions or describe problems or issues you are having with the senior project:
IMPORTANT: Preliminary Research Deadline Extension
For various reasons, I'm extending the deadline for the worksheet and the first set of cards until the end of the period on Tuesday, 4/7. Bring sources and materials to work with on Monday and Tuesday. If you are done, bring materials to work on the Beowulf (Pd 2) or ekphrasis (AP Lit) essay. This change does not push back other senior project deadlines. Also, and VERY IMPORTANT, find an appropriately-sized binder clip for your cards. Finally, please spread the word about this announcement, as I do not know if all of you will see this. Happy hunting in your ongoing research!
Here at CSUN
1:04 pm. I'm here at the CSUN library, if anyone needs help with anything! Ground floor, middle, by windows!
Confirming that I'll be at the CSUN library tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st, around 12:30, to help with senior projects. If people are there and need me, I'll stay awhile. If not, I'll be returning to spring break after an hour or so.
Sample Subjects for Senior Projects
The file with sample subjects has been posted. You do not have to choose one of these; it's just for your own information so you can see how broad the range of literature-based topics can be.
Senior Project sample note cards
Please print the file "Senior Project sample note cards, etc." and bring it to class tomorrow.
Senior Project Gerneral Overview
The file "Senior Project General Overview and Syllabus" has been posted (with dates).
PDF Version of Gallery Notes form posted
A PDF version of the Gallery Notes form has been added to SchoolFusion. Hope this helps those of you who had trouble printing in the proper format.
FYI Harkness Discussions
FYI: Please see the file called "The Harkness System"
Gallery Notes Samples
Print the Gallery Notes Samples for your reference.
Harkness Notes Form
I have uploaded the Harkness Gallery Notes form, if you would like to use it for our discussions.
In-class Essay Prompt for "The Rising of the Moon," 10/3/31
Here is the prompt for the in-class essay we did on Friday. If you were absent, please complete it this weekend and turn it in on Monday, 10/6. Thank you!
"Reflect carefully upon your notes and the play 'The Rising of the Moon.' Then, in a well written essay, explain how playwright Isabella Augusta Persse employs elements of stagecraft or stage direction—blocking, gesture, props, etc.—to develop character, plot, or theme in her one-act play. (Restrict yourself to 50 min to do this assignment.)"