day to day schedule

January
T 11 Introduction to course; introduction to 1960s
Homework: Skim and summarize Terry H. Anderson’s The Sixties

F 14 Literary Analysis of Tim O’Brien’s “Enemies” “Friends”

T 18 1960s create timeline; documentary
Homework Read “Church” and “The Dentist” and “Stockings”

F 21 Movement and writing, a guided exercise; Discuss The Things They Carried; finish documentary
Homework: read and respond to Tim O’Brien “The Things They Carried” and “Love”

T 25 Discuss Discuss The Things They Carried

Homework: read and respond to Tim O’Brien “On the Rainy River”

F 28 Discuss The Things They Carried; essay I assigned; sign up for conferences
Homework: draft Essay I

February
T 1 no class - conferences
Homework: first draft of Essay

F 4 Essay I draft due; Essay II assigned; library research day: finding primary sources
Homework: read and respond to Tim O’Brien “Speaking of Courage” and “Notes”; bring two primary sources to class

T 8 Discuss The Things They Carried; Analyzing primary sources
Homework: read and respond to Tim O’Brien “The Man I Killed” “Ambush” and “Good Form”

F 11 Essay I draft returned with instructor comments; discuss The Things They Carried
Homework: revise Literary Essay I (global revision); bring 2 more primary sources to class

T 15 Analyzing primary sources and finding a thesis; Self-edit – grammar and style
Homework: revise Literary Essay I (local revision)

F 1 Essay I due; presentations

T 22 Draft of essay II due; whole class workshop

F 25 Draft of essay II returned; whole-class workshop

March
T 1 whole-class workshop; review for midterm
Homework: revise Essay II (local revision); prepare for midterm

F 4 midterm Essay II due;

T 8 Spring Break

F11 Spring Break

T 15 Essay III assigneed; brainstorming issues of the 60s and today that grow out of The Things
They Carried; mla lesson

F 18 Meet in library; Evaluating sources; meet with group to discuss sources;
Homework: find 2 sources from proquest research library and two sources from academic search complete

T 22 meet in library; writing effective arguments: counter arguments and organization; sign up
for conferences; Essay IV assigned

Homework: Finish Essay III

F 25 Essay III due no class- individual conferences;

T 29 Draft of Essay IV due with copies of secondary sources; Whole-class workshop

April
F 1 Whole-class workshop
Homework: students not workshopped complete peer review

T 5 Whole-class workshop
Homework: revise Essay IV (global revision)

F 8 No –class research/revision day

T 12 Whole-class workshop
Homework: revise Essay IV (global revision); Homework: read and respond to O’Brien “In the Field” and “Field Trip”

F 15 Exam review; discuss O'Brien

S 16 Final exam

T 19 Self-edit of Essay IV; brainstorm questions for Tim O’Brien
Homework: revise Essay IV (local revision)

TH 21 Tim O’Brien

F 22 Easter
W 27 12:00-2:30 Essay IV due in folder with drafts and all secondary sources (my office)

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