Saturday Class Schedule – Spring 2010
Instructor: Savannah Guz Office Hours: Tues 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m., 405E
Other times by appointment only.
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Time: 8:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Saturday, January 16 – March 13, 2010
Class Location: 201B (B&O Building)
Notes & Schedule Available Here: www.savannahschrollguz.com/wvnccstudents.html
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Sat, January 16 Syllabus, Introduction & Statement of Purpose
Abstract vs. Concrete: Rolling Stone Interview with Stanley Kubrick and Let Us
Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
Process not Product; Process Steps
Observation exercises; discuss exact meaning vs. cliché
Discuss first paper assignment; look at info on pages 76-82
In-class exercise: Tell me about yourself in one paragraph.
Sat, January 23 Paper 1 due—Describing a Person (1 page)
Read pages 10-12 ―The Senses‖; 16-23 ―Perception, Language, and Honesty‖;
26-32 ―The Appropriate Voice‖; 42-47 ―Precision and Feeling‖; Available
research tools online at Learning Research Center. Look over 415-426 ―Primary
and Secondary Sources‖; Discuss final paper; Time with Grammar
Sat, February 6 Read pages 83-88 ―Descriptive Focus‖ and ―Narrative Focus‖; 91-95 ―The
Scene‖; 125-130 ―The Objective Eye‖; 134-144 ―Finding and Selecting Facts‖;
147-153 ―Basic Forms in Factual Reporting‖; Time with Grammar
Objective vs. Persuasive Writing: what a thesis statement is and when to use it
Graded in-class exercise: based on the above readings, what do you feel is the
most important element to an objective report? Tell me your opinion (expressed
in thesis statement form), citing your specific reasoning, in four paragraphs.
Sat, February 13 Paper 2 due— Objective Report or Profile (2 pages)
Read 155-159 ―Context, Purpose and Voice‖; 197-203 ―Imaginative Leads‖;
Read pages 49-56 ―Cutting Unnecessary Words‖; 59-68 ―A Student Example
from Drafting to Revision‖; 160-165 ―Reshaping, Rearranging, Reintegrating‖
Time with Grammar; MLA format (in-text citations and work cited)
Sat, February 20 Read 264-271 ―The Analytical Mind‖; 326-336 ―Critical Reading‖; 375-
385 ―Literary Significance‖; 390-398 ―The Formal Critique‖; and ―My Last
Duchess‖ by Robert Browning (in-class hand-out provided on 9/13). Time with
Grammar; Graded in-class exercise: In four paragraphs, determine who is
speaking in Robert Browning’s ―My Last Duchess‖, what has happened to the
Duchess, and the speaker’s general character.
Sat, February 27 Paper 3 due— Literary Analysis (2 pages)
Discuss final paper—Persuasive Paper: choose a subject you are passionate
about; research the facts; persuade your audience to see your opinion
Carefully Read 437-442 “Drafting and Documenting‖; and 301-302 ―Debating
Sat, March 6 Read 272-280 ―The Formal Essay‖; 339-347 ―The Structure of Analysis and
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Argumentation‖; Review 26-32 ―The Appropriate Voice‖
Graded in-class exercise: define your research paper topic (1 paragraph)
Use a thesis statement to define the direction you are going.
Sat, March 13 Final Paper due (no late papers accepted)—Persuasive Paper (5-7 pages)
BE SURE TO HAVE ALL YOUR WORK TO ME BY 12:00 A.M. (MIDNIGHT) ON THE MORNING OF
3/14/07. Papers received after this date will not be read or graded.
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