by Prof. Hangen - November 9th, 2010
Here’s what we decided:
Nothing’s due next week but Chapters 6 and 7 should begin writing in earnest, using the drafts of the previous chapters to guide the progress of the novel. As 6 and 7 take shape, it’s fine for 1-5 to go back and tweak what they’ve written. The final version of each chapter is due on 12/7 and your team should feel free to continue working on it over the next few weeks.
History Lab #6 (Film) will be due the week of Thanksgiving, on Tues 11/23.
It will now be worth 10 points instead of 5. Each of the prior History Labs will now get an additional 3 points added on, making them worth 8 each.
By the way: here are some additional resources for History Lab #6 -
A partial list of film terms, with visual examples of what they mean (DePauw University)
“How to Read a Film” (Rutgers University)
“Writing About Film” (Dartmouth Writing Program)
Your Barnum Chapter becomes your final project, worth 15 points of the final grade. I will give both partners the same grade for that final project, unless you feel the workload has been very unequal, in which case, please write me a letter explaining why you would be uncomfortable with both partners getting the same grade and I will consider what you have to say.
There will still be a (short) end-of-term reflection paper, which was to have been part of the final project; I’ll give out guidelines for that after the Thanksgiving break.
I will update the calendar to reflect that the Barnum book will be the focus of our second-to-last class, which means we will end with a look at Woodstock (and other -Stocks and -Paloozas) as a feature of American popular culture in the late 20th century.