Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Hi! Welcome to English 106: Censorship & Literature! This blog is designed to be the central information hub for the course. Come here to access your syllabus, course handouts, and assignment details/deadlines. Below you will see a section titled “Essential Course Documents,” where you’ll find the syllabus and other key documents. Below that, you’ll see a section called “Writing Help,” with links that are designed to help you succeed at the writing in this course.

Scroll down a little more and you’ll see our course schedule, arranged by date. Please note that the date above each reading/writing assignment is the due date.

If you ever have questions about something on the blog, please email me at jhurley@ohlone.edu. The course schedule shouldn’t change much, but in the event that I have to revise an assignment or a deadline, those changes will appear on the blog. Thus, it’s a good idea to check the blog regularly so that you always know what’s going on in the course. If you have the blog bookmarked on your phone or computer, be sure to refresh the page so that you get the most current version. Thanks, and welcome to the course!

ESSENTIAL COURSE DOCUMENTS

Take-Home Paper #1: Salinger

Grading Rubric

Course Syllabus

Homework Requirements

Paired Presentations

Collaborative Quiz

WRITING HELP

Thoughts on Writing

Documenting and Integrating Quotes

Thesis Statements

Writing Introductions

Thoughts on Revision

Tips on In-Class Writing

Can I Use “I”?

Procrastination: The Number One Reason Why Students Fail

WEEK ONE

T Jan. 28

Introduction to the course

WEEK TWO

Due T Feb. 4

Read Course Syllabus and purchase books

Read about your Paired Presentations so we can do sign-ups in class

Read Part One of Fahrenheit 451 (pages 1-68)

Read Homework Requirements

Homework #1 Due

WEEK THREE

Due T Feb. 11

Read Part Two of Fahrenheit 451 (pages 71-110)

Homework #2 Due

WEEK FOUR

Due T Feb. 18

Read Part Three, the Afterword, and the Coda of Fahrenheit 451 (pages 113-179)

Homework #3 Due

WEEK FIVE

Due T Feb. 25

In-Class Writing #1 (15 points) will be today (the first 1 hour and 45 minutes of class)

Read Chapters 1-4 of Catcher in the Rye (pages 1-35)

Pair B presents

WEEK SIX

Due T March 4

Read Chapters 5-13 of Catcher in the Rye (pages 36-98)

Pair C (Kaili and Demi) presents

Homework #4 Due

WEEK SEVEN

Due T March 11

Read Chapters 14-18 of Catcher in the Rye (pages 98-141)

Pair D (Keana and Katelyn) presents

Homework #5 due

WEEK EIGHT

Due T March 18

Finish Catcher in the Rye

Pair E (Stephanie and Hailey) presents the end of Catcher in the Rye

Read Chapter 1 of To Kill A Mockingbird

Typed thesis statement and outline due for Take-Home Paper #1 (link coming soon)

SPRING BREAK! Classes will not meet on T March 25. Enjoy your break!! :)

WEEK NINE

Due T April 1

Draft of Take-Home Paper #1 Due (3 pages minimum)

Read Part I To Kill A Mockingbird (pages 1-128)

Pair F (Scott and Dennis) presents

WEEK TEN

Due T April 8

Take-Home Paper #1 Due

Read Chapters 12-19 of To Kill A Mockingbird (pages 131-226)

Eliana presents

WEEK ELEVEN

Due T April 15

Finish To Kill A Mockingbird

Please bring your copy of Lolita to class today so that we can do some in-class pre-reading

Megan presents

Homework #6 Due

WEEK TWELVE

Due T April 22

Read Chapters 1-18 of Lolita (pages 3-79)

Pair I (Janki and Clayton) presents

Homework #7 Due

WEEK THIRTEEN

Due T April 29

Read Chapters 19-33 of Lolita (pages 79-142)

Pair J (Krisandra and Kassandra) presents

Homework #8 Due

WEEK FOURTEEN

Due T May 6

Finish Lolita

Pair K (Amanda and John) presents

Typed thesis statement and outline due for Take-Home Paper #2

WEEK FIFTEEN

Due T May 13

Read all of Howl

Pair L (Jeremy and Brian) presents

Draft of Take-Home Paper #2 Due

FINAL EXAM

The final exam will be on Tuesday, May 20, between 7:30-9:30pm. Please plan to be there. The final will consist of an in-class writing on Howl.