WRITING AND EQUIVALENT ASSIGNMENTS
You will write three essays or their equivalent
for grading and a 1-2 page paper on Websites about the authors
and novels included in this course and about the nineteenth
century. The specific assignments can be found at Writing
Assignments; examples of essays produced by other students
can be found Samples of Student Essays. Linksto the Websites
for the Web paper can be found at Nineteenth
Century Literay Websites and the Overviews of individual
authors.For examples of essay questions and model student answers,
look at Midterm Test and Answers.
If you do not know how to use the Web, I will be glad to teach
you. Please see me during myoffice hours or make an appointment.
You must have an e-mail account. If you don't
currently have one, you may use the e-mail account Brooklyn
College automatically assigns each student, or you may use a
free Web-based e-mail account from Juno.com, AltaVista.com,
etc. If you do not have a computer at home or do not have a
computer with Internet access, you may use the computers in
the Atrium or the Woolfe facilities in Plaza or in the Library
Cafe in Whitehead. If you do not know how to e-mail, I will
be glad to teach you. Please see me during my office hours or
make an appointment
FINAL COURSE GRADE
The grades for the midterm, the three papers,
and the final count equally, with one exception; a student whose
midterm and final grades are significantly lower than those
of the papers will receive a course grade based on the tests
only. Class participation is also considered. If one of the
three graded papers is not handed in, the grade for the missing
paper counts as two F's in the computation of the final grade.
Any student who does not hand in two or three of the graded
papers will fail the course. The Web paper will not be graded;
however, if it is not submitted, the final grade will be lowered
one level, e.g., from A to A- or C+ to C.
I have placed books of criticism and critical
essays on reserve in the Library, and I suggest that you look
at some of them to enrich your readings and to stimulate your
thinking. They also serve as models of ways to think about literature.