UPDATED 1/20/03
Week 1
M 1/6 
Introduction to course and each other. Introduction to analysis. HW: Buy books. Write one page on what you read as a child (or what was read to you) 
T 1/7 
Introduction to fantasy literature (not a lit class). HW: Read ch. 1 and 2 of Writing Analytically (WA) by Friday 1/10. Do the “Try This” exercises on p. 8 and 10. 
W 1/8 
Active Reading discussion. Final project explanation. HW: Begin exploring some of the titles on the list in your journal (3). 
Th 1/9 
Introduce 10 on 1 idea. HW: Finish reading ch. 1 and 2. 
F 1/10 
Discussion of ch. 1 and 2 and reading journal assignment. HW: Write a page exploring what roles you see magic playing in literature. 
Week 2
M 1/13 
Analysis vs. Opinion: discovery not conclusion (“So What?”). HW: Read ch. 3 and 5 in WA due Friday 1/17. Begin James and the Giant Peach (JGP) p. 131. Respond to this (following steps in ch. 2 of WA) in journal 
T 1/14 
Conventions found in literature: character and archetype, irony, etc. HW: Write one page analyzing your favorite villain from a children’s book (see handout for more info) 
W 1/15 
Introduction to first assignment. HW: Read JGP 3265. Write in journal. 
Th 1/16 
10 on 1 vs. 1 on 10 discussion and examples. HW: Write two lists of 10 on 1 you see in JGP so far. 
F 1/17 
Discussion of Ch. 2 and 5. Exploring JGP in terms of thesis. HW: Read JGP 65105. Write in journal. Begin developing possible theses for essay. 
Week 3
M 1/20 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes. Ch. 4 in WA due on Friday. Hand in possible theses on Tuesday. 
T 1/21 
Thesis discussion and workshop. HW: Read JGP 106146. Begin first draft of essay. 
W 1/22 
Discuss JGP. HW: First draft due tomorrow; bring three copies. Write one page introducing the book you’ve chosen for your annotated bibliography, and why you think you want to read, analyze, and research it. 
Th 1/23 
First Draft discussion/Workshop. Deadline for choosing a book for final project. HW: Write one page introducing the book you’ve chosen for your annotated bibliography, and why you think you want to read, analyze, and research it. Work on developing JGP essay. 
F 1/24 
Ch. 3 due. Discuss thesis development and expanding ideas. . HW: Complete revised draft; bring in three copies. 
Week 4
M 1/27 
Revised draft due. Do saying and doing exercise with them. Workshop. HW: Write up a summary of comments for group members. Ch. 4 in WA due on Friday. 
T 1/28 
Revision tactics: how to keep your essay one of discovery/analysis, instead of argument. HW: Write revised draft. 
W 1/29 
Final draft due. Introduce Essay 2. HW: Begin reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (LWW) p. 376. Write in journal. 
Th 1/30 
Writing using research. HW: Finish reading ch. 4. 
F 1/31 
Discussion of ch. 4. HW: Read LWW 77133. Write in journal. 
Week 5
M 2/3 
Continued discussion of research. HW: Read ch. 6 and 7 in WA. 
T 2/4 
Discuss LWW so far—Repetitions, anomalies, etc. HW: Write an interpretation of a repetition in this book so far. 
W 2/5 
Finding out your own ideas. HW: Read handouts on CS Lewis and LWW. 
Th 2/6 
HW: Read LWW p. 134189. Write in journal. HW: Write two paragraphs in which you have your own ideas and support them with the handouts. 
F 2/7 
Discussion of ch. 6 and 7. HW: Write possible theses and list of ideas to support those theses. 
Week 6
M 2/10 
Summary, Review, Analysis: How to differentiate. HW: Write a 50 word summary of LWW. Write a 100 word analysis of it. Read Ch. 8 in WA. 
T 2/11 
Discuss LWW. HW: Begin reading Harry Potter (HP) 1112; due Th 2/20. Write in journal. Begin writing first draft. 
W 2/12 
Putting together criticism with your own ideas. HW: Finish first draft. Bring three copies. 
Th 2/13 
First Draft Due. Workshop. HW: Write comments for classmates; revise draft. 
F 2/14 
Revision tactics. Quoting, paraphrasing, citing. HW: Revise essay. 
Week 7
M 2/17 
No classPresident's Day. HW: Continue working on draft. 
T 2/18 
Revised draft due. Workshop. HW: Write comments for group members; bring copies to class. Read ch. 7 in WA. 
W 2/19 
Editorial suggestions: Paragraph structure and organization. HW: Finish final draft. 
Th 2/20 
Final draft due. Discuss Annotated Bibliography. HW: Read HP p. 113193. Write in journal. 
F 2/21 
Works Cited/Annotated bibliography discussion. HW:
Write a progress report for your final project.

Week 8
M 2/24 
Analytical comparison/Essay 3. HW: Read ch. 9 in WA. HW: Write a list (a page) of possible comparisons between all these books (repetitions and representations) 
T 2/25 
Library Day. HW: Finish finding information on treasure hunt and for your final project. 
W 2/26 
Research Day. HW: Finish HP p. 194309. Write in journal. 
Th 2/27 
Research Day. HW: Write possible theses for essay 3, and choose one. 
F 2/28 
Last Day to withdraw. Research Day. Write an outline of points for essay 3. 
Week 9
M 3/3 
Discussing Theses and development. HW: Read Ch. 10 due Friday. 
T 3/4 
Discuss HP. HW: Develop ideas into first draft. 
W 3/5 
Continue discussion of HP and other books. HW: Finish first draft. 
Th 3/6 
First draft of essay 3 due. Workshop. HW: Write comments for group members; bring copies to class. 
F 3/7 
Discuss ch 10 and presentation requirements. HW: Revise essay. 
Week 10
M 3/10 
Revised draft due. Workshop. HW: Write a plan for revision, and carry out two things on that plan. 
T 3/11 
Editing strategies. HW: Finish revising essay. 
W 3/12 
Final draft of Essay 3 due. Evaluations. HW: Write outline for presentation. 
Th 3/13 
Workshop outline for presentation. HW: Continue writing annotated bibliography, and preparing presentation. 
F 3/14 
Final portfolio questions. 
Week 11
M 3/17 
Presentations. HW: Finish writing portfolio. 
T 3/18 
Presentations. HW: Finish writing portfolio. 
W 3/19 
Presentations. HW: Finish writing portfolio. 
Th 3/20 
Presentations. HW: Finish writing portfolio. 
F 3/21 
Presentations. HW: Finish writing portfolio. 
Finals are scheduled as follows. We will continue presentations during the finals time, and you will turn in your final portfolio at that time.
102.01 (8:00 a.m. class): Monday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m.
102.02 (9:00 a.m. class): Tuesday, March 25 at 8:00 a.m.