Thursday, October 11, 2018

(assigned on) Oct. 11th & 15th


1) Read the short story "Unfaded" (in Sleepwalk).

2) Read the short story a second time.

AS YOU (re)READ THE STORY, look for symbols, that is, concrete objects, places or actions that are used by the author to symbolize abstract concepts or thoughts.

3) On a loose sheet of paper:

Identify, in one complete sentence, one main idea/message that the author is conveying through the use of symbols.

Identify at least three symbols, as well as what each symbol symbolizes: A symbolizes B.

A noun, as a rule, symbolizes a noun:
  • the monkey's cage symbolizes the working class.
An ing-verb, as a rule, symbolizes an ing-verb:
  • walking away from the grandfather symbolizes rejecting the capitalist worldview.
* Most importantly, for each symbol, identify what characteristic(s) A and B have in common.

** Obviously, each symbol must relate to the main idea or message you have found.



Take care.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

(assigned on) Oct. 4th & 10th


1) Read the short story "Salvatore" (in the course pack).

2) Read the short story a second time.

AS YOU (re)READ THE STORY, highlight key details about the main character, Salvatore. Among other things, pay attention to his transformation, his lack of transformation, or both!

ALSO, pay attention to the unknown narrator:

> Find moments where the narrator is extremely close to Salvatore - where he reveals details that only a person who knows Salvatore intimately would know.

> Find moments where the narrator seems detached from Salvatore - where he gives his or her opinion on Salvatore's character.

> Find the narrator's purpose in telling the story. Why does he tell us Salvatore's story?


Take care.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

(assigned on) Oct. 2nd & 3rd


1) ONLY FOR SECTION 00013 (Monday & Wednesday):

Read "The Street that Got Mislaid" (in the course pack). During your second reading, look for details about the two contrasting settings: Montreal versus Bottle Street. Fill up the worksheet (pdf) by listing the details and your analysis of each. Bring your completed worksheet to class.

2) ONLY FOR SECTION 00016 (Tuesday & Thursday):

Your first essay (paper & digital copies) is due at the beginning of next class (on Oct. 4th).

* Documents to staple together: (1) essay, (2) signed outline, (3) peer feedback sheet and (4) editing checklist (pdf).



Take care.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

3-Part Introduction


How to Book a Meeting with a Tutor at the Writing Center

Instructions for making an appointment to see a tutor:

1. Go to https://www.cwctutoring.com
2. Sign in: your user name is your student ID number
3. Enter your password- it is: cwcstudent
4. Choose the day and time you wish to see a tutor by following the directions on the page
5. Don't forget to enter "submit" when you're done.

(assigned on) Sept. 26th & 27th


1) Read once more, very closely, the feedback you received on your paragraph exercise on Sleepwalk.

2) Read very closely the comments on your Peer Feedback Sheet, and make the necessary corrections on your first body paragraph.

3) Write your 2nd body paragraph, introduction & conclusion.

4) Fully edit your essay, using the editing checklist (pdf).

* Due dates for the first essay (digital and paper copies):

   Section 00013 (Monday & Wednesday): Wednesday, October 3rd, 8.30am

   Section 00016 (Tuesday & Thursday): Thursday, October 4th, 10.00am

* Documents to staple together: (1) essay, (2) signed outline, (3) peer feedback sheet and (4) editing checklist (pdf).

5) ONLY FOR SECTION 00016 (Tuesday & Thursday):

Read "The Street that Got Mislaid" (in the course pack). During your second reading, look for details about the two contrasting settings: Montreal versus Bottle Street. Fill up the worksheet (pdf) by listing the details and your analysis of each. Bring your completed worksheet to class.


Take care.

Monday, September 24, 2018

(assigned on) Sept. 24th & 25th


1) Read very closely the Peer Feedback Sheet (pdf) and make the necessary corrections to your first paragraph.

2) Finish and edit fully your paragraph. Your paragraph should contain at least 240 words.

3) Print one copy (double-spaced) and bring it to class. Only the students who will bring a printed copy of their (completed and fully edited) paragraph will attend class. Incomplete (short) paragraphs will not be accepted.

* Participating in the peer review activity is required to achieve a grade higher than 60%.

4) You may also begin to draft your 2nd paragraph.


Take care.