Thursday, September 19, 2013


Reading Assignment for Virgin Soul

Bring Virgin Soul to class Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

We will read chapters 1-7 (pages 1-43) for Wednesday, Sept. 25.

For Monday, Sept. 30, prepare chapters 8-18, (pages 44-115).

We will hang out here for a bit in Virgin Soul.  I am away October 7-9. Students will have writing assignments connected to the text. There will also be a Pidd essay due that week.

For October 14 prepare chapters 19-28 (pages 116-170).
For Wednesday, October 16, prepare chapters 29-39 (pages 171-212).
For Monday, October 21, complete the book chapters 41-58, (pages 213-306).

Students are to keep reading and vocabulary logs for each chapter. Here is a link to how I'd like the logs written:

This a recap of what the authors state in Reading to Write, chapter 1 under Reading Logs. 

Essay 1

Essay 1 is due Monday, October 28--Fast Draft.

Final draft due Wednesday, October 30 for a peer review. The essay portfolio including a Revision Plan and Reading Logs, and Cyber-Assignments, is due Monday, Nov. 4, via email.

Essay 2: Selecting the book

On Wednesday, October 30, bring the book to class you'd like to read for your second essay. Choose a book about a person or character who is a change agent, a leader, not a follower. You decide if the person is a good influence or a bad influence on his or her constituency. If you'd like to stay in the world of the movements popular in the 1960s, you might want to read biographies or autobiographies of people like Huey P. Newton, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Y. Davis who is the subject of a new film (2013) Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners, Mumia Abu Jamal, who is also the subject in a new film, Long Distance Revolutionary.

Students will have independent study week of October 7-9. Read Virgin. Nov. 4-6, I will be away again, this time complete your independent reading and/or work on Social Entrepreneur research and writing projects.

You will read your book while we are working on the Social Entrepreneur essay assignments. This is your final essay, which is due in December with the course portfolio.

Book Report Essay due dates:

Planning due: Monday, November 11.

Fast Draft due: Monday, November 18.

Final Draft due: Wednesday, November 20.

Essay with Revision plan due by Friday, November 22.

Presentations week of November 23-25. All presentations include an abstract. Make copies for each of your classmates. If you want me to make copies, print one copy for me.

Social Entrepreneur Essay

Social Entrepreneur Planning Due: Wednesday, December 1. This includes a literature search written in MLA format.  More later.

Each essay will have its own assignment sheet. This is an overview, subject to adjustment and change.

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