Lit-260-02_ Class Notes.pdf - Harley Soriano Spring Semester 2019 Professor Jay Gates Introduction to Literary Study-Constructive Feedback There are 2

Lit-260-02_ Class Notes.pdf - Harley Soriano Spring...

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Harley Soriano Spring Semester 2019 Professor Jay Gates Introduction to Literary Study --- March 13, 2019 --- Constructive Feedback: There are 2 levels as you’re reading to give feedback 1. What is the topic of the paper? Is there a title? Does your topic have an argument? Get the argument upfront once you have identified. First we need to know what the heck you're talking about. 2. Second level is audience: who is going to read this? What knowledge are you going to need to provide? Faulty thinking = everybody knows what I have read. a. Methodology: what is my approach, what am I focusing on? Am I taking a feminist approach? A ____ approach? To critique quality of analysis and and methodology. b. Evidence: supports what I’m arguing and whether it is something I can follow. 3. Grammar and clarity: Pick a scholar whose work you respect. They should be a hostile reader. Highly critical audience. As a reviewer you have two primary responsibilities. 1. Come to class having read the paper. Having written comments. Come in and make oral comments. Work in groups of three or four. Two people is never enough. The lazy irresponsible partner makes the group go south. You always want two perspectives always space for additional analysis. One is a historian or a literary scholar. Written comments: I like physical papers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPIC Title Can you identify the argument? My argument is never clear. Find the argument and underline it. Try to reformulate your argument. It is not plagiarism it is revision. - Is it actually an argument or is it descriptive? “Prufrock is a poem about a socially anxious man.” Descriptive Thesis: does not want. Argumentative Thesis: What is an argument? Your argument is making a case for your position that is debatable. (A because B consequently C). “Consequently” “Therefore”. In Prufrock T.S. Elliot uses allusions to Hamlet to highlight Prufrock’s social anxiety. Consequently, knowing Hamlet highlights for us Prufrock’s particular weaknesses and highlights those in Hamlet. You also have a structure for the paper. Follow the A because B consequently C method. *Recommended. In the left margin of the paper make a reverse outline. Go paragraph by paragraph and identify each topic sentence. Each paragraph should have one idea. The second sentence should tell me what that idea is and be followed by a third that gives me evidence that supports that idea . After every paragraph write me a single sentence that states what the topic of that paragraph is. “This paragraph wants to say this” Under alignment write topic sentence. Write “this should be your topic sentence”. In the left margin you can read… You can see exactly where you changed direction. 1
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Right Margin : this is where you pose questions and make suggestions as well as argue. Your job is not to agree, you do not have to be consistent with your comments. People do not, as a rule, look at the argument. That quotation there, push at anything that can be weak. Your job is not to make somebody cyr.
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