Assignments

Assignments

Quizzes / In Class Writing / Participation / Attendance: 10%
• A variety of in-class assignments & activities meant to measure student engagement

Close Reading Number 1: 10%
• A 2 page close reading assignment focusing on literary analysis of a course text.

Close Reading Number 2: 10%
• A 2 page close reading assignment focusing on literary analysis of a course text and an additional primary source.

Close Reading Number 3: 10%
• A 2 page close reading assignment focusing on a literary analysis of a course text and the use of a low stakes digital humanities tool.

Final Essay Exam: 10%
• An in-class essay where students will reflect on course themes, a primary text of their choice, and their time in the class.

Argumentative Essay and Digital Humanities Project: 50% total

Charlotte Temple Project Proposal: 10%

A 2 page paper proposing a topic and method for a paper exploring one of the three novels we’ll read this semester and culminating in a 5 page paper and a low-stakes digital humanities project. The paper and digital humanities project is driven by close reading, primary research, and secondary research.

Bibliographic Essay: 10%

Drawing on their proposal students will write a bibliographic essay that highlights a selection of primary and secondary sources related to their proposed project.

Argumentative Research Project: 20%

A 5 page argumentative paper utilizing close reading skills and primary and secondary research.

Digital Humanities Project: 10%

A low stakes digital humanities project where students use a tool / presentation method of their choice of to create a public facing project. This assignment includes a 2 page discussion and reflection on their project.