Monday, October 27, 2014

Week 7: Coraline

This Week
  1. Discuss:  Coraline chs. 1-8.
  2. Wikipedia: Creation of the Stub Article and Profile Page. Basic Code.
  3. Research: Academic Search Complete and Lexis-Nexus (and etc.) With Prof. Matsuuchi.
  4. Wikipedia: Evaluation of Stages 1-2 (100 points)
Homework/Hybrid Hour
  1. Read: Corlaine chs. 9-13
  2. Quiz: Coraline chs. 9-13
  3. Research: Wikipedia Project
Next Time: Mid-term review and Coraline

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Week 6: Midterm

The Siren by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
This Week 
  1. Mid-term Essay: 120 minutes in-class. You may write by hand in the provided Composition Blue Book or in a word processor (Google Drive preferred) then print. 
  2. Objective section: You will have approximately 48 hours to complete the objective section in Blackboard in the Quizzes folder. The questions close automatically at 11:30pm two days day after the Essay. This section will not be reset for any reason. Be sure to "Submit" and not just "Save" when you are done. Since this section is scored automatically, you can check the grade book for your score. The answers will be available for you to review after the submission deadline.
  3. Essay 1 Evaluation: Essay 1 evaluations are in progress. You may so my comments for revision on the document in the Groups page and the preliminary grade will be in the grade-book on Blackboard. The abbreviations I use while grading are HERE. Revisions may be submitted at a later date to be announced.
Homework/Hybrid Hour
  1. Wikipedia: Training for Students (less than 1 hour)
  2. Wikipedia: Stages 1 and 2 of your project should be complete. Check the project page for details. 
  3. Quiz: Wikipedia Training
  4. Wikipedia: You should have written a draft of the article introduction and the plot summary or synopsis of your book. Be sure to have a list of the reviews you have found already. 
  5. Read: Coraline chs. 1-8.
  6. Quiz:  Coraline chs. 1-8.
Next Time
  1. Discuss:  Coraline chs. 1-8.
  2. Wikipedia: Creation of the Stub Article and Profile Page. Basic Code.
  3. Wikipedia: Academic Search Complete and Lexis-Nexus. 
  4. Wikipedia: Evaluation of Stages 1-2 (100 points)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Week 5: Homework/Hybrid Hour

La Belle Dame sans Merci: Frank Dicksee (1853-1928)
Homework / Hybrid Hour 
  1. Discussion (online): Review for Mid-term. You can locate the Review Form in the Research and Writing Folder as well as the Responses.
    1. Objective questions (multiple choice) over terminology, assigned poetry, archetypes (general), "The Story of Jumping Mouse" the Monomyth and Pearson Archetypes. Open-book, open-note,
    2. Essay Portion over a poem not assigned in class but related by theme to assigned works. One out-of-class revision will be allowed. You may write by hand or use the computer.
  2. Wikipedia: Research in library databases: specifically Lexis-Nexus and Academic Search Premier.
  3. Wikipedia: Begin collecting usable articles and reviews and post in your Google Drive document.
  4. Read (as time allows): Begin reading Coraline paying particular attention to symbols, the Monomyth Stages, and archetypes. Coraline will NOT be on the Mid-term.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Week 5: The PMAI

This Week 
  1. WikiProject: Join Wikipedia and Enroll in the Course (link to the upper right). Attendance for Hybrid Hour. If you have already done so, you do not need to join again.
  2. Writing: Essay 1 DUE (Share with "Can Comment" in Google Group as indicated and submit hard-copy)
  3. Activity: Scoring the PMAI
  4. Lecture: Pearson Archetypes and the Monomyth
  5. Discussion: "The Story of Jumping Mouse" (using the Online Form)
  6. WikiProject: Databases.
We do not meet 10/13

Homework 
  1. Discussion (online): Review for Mid-term. You can locate the Review Form in the Research and Writing Folder as well as the Responses.
    1. Objective questions (multiple choice) over terminology, assigned poetry, archetypes (general), "The Story of Jumping Mouse" the Monomyth and Pearson Archetypes. Open-book, open-note,
    2. Essay Portion over a poem not assigned in class but related by theme to assigned works. One out-of-class revision will be allowed. You may write by hand or use the computer.
  2. Wikipedia: Research in library databases: specifically Lexis-Nexus and Academic Search Premier.
  3. Wikipedia: Begin collecting usable articles and reviews and post in your Google Drive document.
  4. Read (as time allows): Begin reading Coraline paying particular attention to symbols, the Monomyth Stages, and archetypes. Coraline will NOT be on the Mid-term.
Next Time 10/20
  • In-class Essay Exam: 130 minutes with objective portion and essay. You will have the option of writing your essay online or by hand in a composition blue book provided by me.  

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Week 4: Homework

Hilda Hechle (British, 1902-1938) Goblin Market
  1. WikiProject: Join Wikipedia and Enroll in the Course (link to the upper right). Attendance for Hybrid Hour. If you have already done so, you do not need to join again.
  2. Writing: Continue Workshop with Team Members online.
  3. Read: "The Story of Jumping Mouse" (packet) and "Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator" on Wikipedia
  4. Activity: Take the PMAI (packet). You can wait until class to score it.
  5. Writing: Essay 1 due next week at the beginning of class in hard-copy and email SHARE (Google Drive) to me at dr.c.jason.smith@gmail.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Week 4: The Monomyth and Goblin Market

Arthur Rakham (1867-1939) Goblin Market
This Week 
  1. Tech: Google Drive Set-up and Share: WikiProject and Essay 1
  2. Lecture: The Hero's Journey (Monomyth)
  3. Discussion: Rossetti's Goblin Market (Starting with the online form)
  4. Writing: Essay 1 Workshop (Quiz Grade)
Homework 
  1. WikiProject: Join Wikipedia and Enroll in the Course (link to the upper right). Attendance for Hybrid Hour. If you have already done so, you do not need to join again.
  2. Writing: Continue Workshop with Team Members online.
  3. Read: "The Story of Jumping Mouse" (packet) and "Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator" on Wikipedia
  4. Activity: Take the PMAI (packet). You can wait until class to score it.
  5. Writing: Essay 1 due next week at the beginning of class in hard-copy and email SHARE (Google Drive) to me at dr.c.jason.smith@gmail.com
Next Time
  1. Writing: Essay 1 DUE (SHARE with Comments in Google Group and hard-copy)
  2. Activity: Scoring the PMAI
  3. Lecture: Pearson Archetypes and the Monomyth
  4. Discussion: The Story of Jumping Mouse

Monday, September 22, 2014

Week 3: Symbolism, Theme, Motif, Archetypes

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Venus Verticordia (1864-1868)
Welcome to Week Three! This week we will be getting further into poetry and symbolism working our way from single symbols to motifs (repeated symbol types and pairings)

This Week
  1. Seating Chart
  2. Poems: Milne "Water Lilies", Warren "Original Sin: A Short Story", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain",  De La Mare "The Listeners", Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (all in the Readings folder).
  3. Activity: Symbolism, Themes, and Motifs using the Online Form
  4. Essay: Essay 1 Assigned
  5. Wikipedia: 
    1. Status updates on books
    2. Google Drive set-up and Share (share your link as a comment on this blog entry.
    3. Research: Author / Illustrator Bios, Reviews, Critical responses
Homework 
  1. Draft Essay 1 prior to class next week. 
  2. Read/Listen to "Goblin Market".
  3. Quiz: "Goblin Market"
  4. Basic Author research for Wikipedia (as time allows)
Next Week 
  1. Quiz: Essay 1 Workshop and Attendance
  2. Rossetti "Goblin Market"
  3. The Hero's Journey (Monomyth)
  4. Essay 1 Workshop



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Week 2: Poetry Basics & Symbolism


This Week
*We meet in M200L from now on
  1. Seating Chart 
  2. Sign-in to Google (from Blogger)
  3. Tech: Blogger, Groups, Blackboard, The Online Form
  4.  Lecture: Poetry Basics
  5. Activity: Symbolism, Group Discussion, and report-out using the Online Form
  6. Presentation: Wikipedia Project Overview
  7. Activity: Book Assignments (in Blackboard)
  8. Tech: Wikipedia Account and Join the Page. Token: yawiki
  9. Research: What Would a Librarian Do? Maurice Sendak's A Very Special House (With Prof. Ann Matsuuchi). 
  10. Research: First steps on your WikiProject
  11. Discuss: Go to the Group Discussion page and post what you have found
Hybrid Hour & Homework
  1. Library: Go find your book in the assigned section of the library. Read your book once, then read again and take notes on plot and characters, and make initial (personal) observations about the style of the art: what does the art look like? How does it make you feel? Use your phone to take photos (optional). 
  2. Read & Listen: Rossetti "Goblin Market" (in the Readings Folder above). 
  3. Quiz: Goblin Market
The Weekly Schedule
In Class
  1. Lecture and Discussion over readings.
  2. Wikipedia Project or as Assigned
Out of Class (to complete before next meeting)
  1. Homework: Reading and Online Reading Guide (Quiz).
  2. Hybrid Hour: Wikipedia Project / Online Lectures

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Week 1: Welcome


Welcome to the Supernatural class blog! Here I will be posting all sorts of things that I am thinking about as the semester progresses as well as your assignments. If you see something interesting please leave me a comment! Also, feel free to explore what my other classes are doing by taking the link back to my home blog on the right (www.cunygames.blogspot.edu).

Week One

  1. Roll
  2. Syllabus & Course Overview.
  3. Introduction to Blackboard, Blogger, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Wikipedia.
  4. Lecture: Symbolism, Motif, Theme
  5. Discussion: Milne "Water Lilies", Robert Penn Warren’s "Original Sin a Short Story".

    Homework
    1. Tech: Google & Wikipedia Set-up. 
    2. Enroll in the Wikipedia Course (link in the upper right hand corner of this page, TOKEN: YAWIKI). 
    3. Read: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics and "Jumping Frog" (packet)
    For Next Time
    1. Activity: The Online Form
    2. Lecture: Poetry Basics
    3. Wikipedia Project Overview

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Returning September 2014!

    ENG102.0862 (hybrid online); Mondays 2:15-4:25
    Dr. C. Jason Smith
    dr.c.jason.smith@gmail.com


    Books for the Course
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline. 978-0380807345. $4-$9.
    Holly Black, Valiant: A Modern Faerie Tale. 978-0689868238. $9.