To be clear, as I know there are several assignments that you’re working on right now:
October 16 (today): Essay #2 WAS due.
October 18 (Wed): No reading worksheet #6. Revisions of Essay #1 due (*unless you did not get your essay back last week). Revisions are optional. If you revise your essay, you must turn the revised essay in with the original and a note indicating what changes you made.
October 23 (Mon): Take-home exam #1 due.
Your take-home exam is available under the Assignments tab on the website, here:
PLEASE be sure to carefully read the instructions.
Remember that revisions of Essay #1 — if you decide to do them– are due a week after you got your essay back from me. For most of you, the revised essay is due this Wednesday.
If you are turning in a revision, you must give me:
*the original essay
*the revised essay
*a letter (1-2 paragraphs) that explains the changes you made
For Monday 10/2: read or re-read the FOUR blog posts from Asian American Writers Workshop (click “Part 1” “Part 2” “Part 3” and “Part 4”). If you did not turn in Reading Worksheet #3, you can turn it in on Monday.
For Wednesday 10/4: read TWO pieces by Bayoumi and watch the Secret Life of Muslims episode about Linda Sarsour– all materials are available on the Course Materials page. The questions for Reading Worksheet #4 (due 10/4) are up.
have a good weekend!
And, remember that Essay #1 is due in class at the start of class or uploaded to Blackboard (in the folder “Essay #1) by the time class starts– or it will be considered late.
Have a good week + see you on Monday!
The revised reading worksheet (#3) is up now + it includes questions for Wednesday’s reading (Lopez and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Open City series of blog posts).
I have decided to make the film (Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America (2016), available on Kanopy) an OPTIONAL assignment.
It’s a great film + I suggest you watch it! And, we will talk about it in class if enough of you have seen it.
If you watch the film and write a one-page reflection (and turn this in on Wednesday), you will get extra credit. But, it is more important that you complete your reading worksheet, so only do the extra credit writing if you have enough time, after you have completed the required homework.
Be in touch with any questions.
Here is a flyer about a film screening of Hasta la raiz (down to the root), a documentary about Dominicans of Haitian descent : Extra Credit 9.15.17
If you attend the film screening AND write a 1-page reflection about the film and its connection to our course, you will receive extra credit.