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Prompts for Paper 2

After much deliberation, I decided on these six prompts. It was tough! My original list was 15 prompts long, but I decided that would be too many options. If you wrote a prompt you were very attached to, but you don’t see in this list, please let me know. We Read more…

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Hamlet discussion

Today we selected discussion questions from Piazza to explore in more depth in small groups. Students picked a question, then began to discuss some preliminary answers to that question. Students then selected a clip from YouTube of a scene in Hamlet that is relevant to answering the question posed. Act Read more…

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Beauty and the Beast keywords

In class, we brainstormed a list of keywords to capture our reading on Beauty and the Beast and our viewing of the 1991 film. I’ve synthesized the results in four keywords below: Impressions: This keyword captures the theme of exterior vs. interior that we see throughout. The townsfolk are impressed with Read more…

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Paper 1 Peer Review

Peer Review Guidelines for Paper 1  Instructions:  1. Read the paper in full one time without stopping to ask for clarification. Respond as a reader in the author’s target audience (not as if you were going to grade it). This means that you might:  Note where you had to reread Read more…

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Visualizing Self-Fashioning

We discussed the introduction to Stephen Greenblatt’s Renaissance Self-Fashioning yesterday. Then, each section formed groups of 4-6 students and drew out a variety of ways to visualize the self-fashioning process, as described by Greenblatt. Here are the results of our experiment – note the heavy featuring of aliens and authority (represented in Read more…

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