“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”― Tyrion Lannister, from A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin
In an increasingly complex world, critical thinking and good writing are increasingly important skills, especially in professional careers. You will use critical thinking skills—skills required by all majors and required by most employers—to analyze and evaluate literary texts and criticisms of those texts. You will be challenged in this course, but in a good way. Be open to the learning process, stretch yourself, and absorb all the nuances of the material. It will serve you well in future courses.
Below you will find the course syllabus, the course rubric with the writing corrections instructions, and a downloadable writing corrections sheet.
Contains full course description, required materials, discussion of course policies, overview of class assignments, grading standards, and projected class schedule. Updated: 16 Oct. 2019. Changelog: pushed back dates for some assignments.
Rubric & Writing Corrections Instructions
This document contains the rubric and the writing corrections instructions. Use these instructions to properly fill out the writing corrections sheet found below.
Writing Corrections Sheet
Use this corrections sheet, following the instructions above, to make your corrections. The sheet is an already formatted Word (.docx) document; all you need to do is download it and fill it out (and upload, once filled out, to Turnitin.com).