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ENL 4122
English Novel

Spring 2006
Time: Monday and Wednesday

Class 17

Reading Assignment:

Mar. 8 Supplemental Readings for Evelina
    Continuation of previous class

    Post #8 (Group B)
    Historical Annotation: Priscilla Leonard and Lergia Sastre's presentations


Class Objectives:

  • To conclude our discussion of Evelina
  • To discuss paper project and your letter to me

There are no new notes and discussion questions for class.


Letter to the Professor

At this mid-point in the semester, I invite you to write me a letter ( in lieu of your weekly post. Although it may seem late to be doing this, I would like to hear a little bit about your background in English, your major, your other intellectual interests. What other courses are you taking this semester? Are you under a particularly heavy work load this semester? Do you plan to go on to graduate studies in English or another field? Are you preparing to be a teacher? Anything that might help me help you get the most out of this novel class.

In your letter I'd like to hear your impressions about how the class is going, what personal objectives you have for taking the class, and how well you are meeting them. In particular, I would like to know if there is anything that can be improved to make your learning experience better.

I'd also like for you to begin to think about what you would like to write for your paper in this class. You might evaluate your own writing in the weekly posts and pick out one or two particularly interesting posts that might serve as a seed paper for the longer analysis.

This is also an opportunity to ask me any questions that you have. Are there any points in the discussion or material that you would like clarification on? Do you have any ideas that you would like to cover in class?

Please send me this letter directly to my email address rather than to the discussion board. I will count your letter as a post when I receive it. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I believe it will enhance your learning in the class, and it will allow me to be more effective in teaching.

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