The Working Writer
(5th edition) (available at UVM Bookstore or Amazon.com) Smiley, Jane.
A Thousand Acres
(UVM Bookstore or Amazon.com)
Required Film Viewing
“A Thousand Acres” (available at UVM libraries, Waterfront Video, and with Netflix)
"King Lear" (1983, directed by Michael Elliott, available at UVM libraries, Waterfront Video, and Netflix)
You will need a computer and a connection to the Internet. If you do not have a cable, DSL, or other high-speed connection, plan to use a computer at a local library (or UVM) so that you can efficiently access the media files (take headphones).
You will need access to Microsoft Word, as you will write papers off-line in a word-processing program.
You will be expected to check all assignments described in detail in "
Tasks & Assignments
You will workshop, peer-edit, and share your drafts with your group members on the wiki.
You will be expected to complete all the reading and writing assignments in a timely fashion.
You will need to watch the course home page and check your UVM email regularly for announcements.
The following four aspects are worth 25% of your grade:
The Personal Essay (Two drafts, no more than 2-3 pages, submitted on time).
The Interpretive Essay (Two drafts, no more than 2-3 pages, submitted on time).
The Research Essay (Three drafts, no more than 3-4 pages, submitted on time).
Participation, Attendance & Timeliness.