GENERAL INFO AND COURSE MATERIALS FOR ENGLISH 9H, "PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST":
- SEE BELOW FOR THE COURSE FILES (THE SYLLABUS ASSIGNMENTS, etc.). Scroll down further to get the uploaded course reading material and links used for week 1, week 2, etc., according to the syllabus. Books used for the course are available in the College bookstore, but many of our shorter readings are provided here free on Moodle.
- Check out also the files & links below GIVING YOU GOOD ADVICE ABOUT WRITING ANALYTICAL PAPERS, SUCH AS WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STRONG AND WEAK THESIS; HOW TO TAKE YOUR USE OF TEXTUAL EVIDENCE (QUOTATIONS) TO THE NEXT LEVEL; HOW AND WHY TO USE A "COUNTER-ARGUMENT" IN A PAPER; ETC.
- "How 2 Not Write Bad" and other files and links (including Prof. Schmidt's additional advice about why comma mistakes are not trivial) give you brief, good, & clear advice about how to avoid common punctuation errors and other mistakes (things your previous English teachers may not have told you)
- Swarthmore imposes severe penalties for students convicted of plagiarism (academic dishonesty, such as presenting another person's work as your own. See my note on what plagiarism is and why you nevertheless SHOULDN'T be afraid of collaborating with others and borrowing good ideas from them (but be sure to give credit where credit is due).
Click on the BLOG link above. I recommend writing your blog post in your favorite word processing program. Then save it to your device, then copy and paste it into the blog.
... plus other info about the course, including a course overview, info on disability accommodations, and a list of the student discussion & writing skills that all English Literature first-year seminars (including 9H) focus on improving. DOWNLOAD OR PRINT AND READ THIS DOCUMENT (AND ALSO THE ENGLISH 9H SYLLABUS) BEFORE OR DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE CONTENTS OF BOTH THESE DOCUMENTS.
YOU WILL HAVE A BRIEF READING ASSIGNMENT FOR OUR FIRST CLASS, ON MONDAY, SEPT. 3: see below.
Download or print. Consult this document when doing homework for each class. Most of this is also on Moodle, but not everything: use this document.
DOWNLOAD OR PRINT AND READ THIS DOCUMENT (AND ALSO THE ENGLISH 9H COURSE REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT) BEFORE OR DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE CONTENTS OF BOTH THESE DOCUMENTS. QUESTIONS? Ask Prof. Schmidt before or after class.
YOU WILL HAVE A BRIEF READING ASSIGNMENT FOR OUR FIRST CLASS, ON MONDAY, SEPT. 3: see this document and the materials/links below.