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).