Topic/Notes Assignment Due (to be done before class starts on date listed at left)
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  Quizzes and Exams (300 points total)
  • Exam I (100 points). 
  • Exam II (100 points). 
  • Final Exam (100 points). 
  • Quizzes (100 points). 
Close Reading Paper  (100 points)
  • Do a close reading of a literary text about regional or ethnic identity by an own-voice writer.

7 Sudden Fiction Project (100 points)
  • Create a sudden fiction piece about your own regional or ethnic identity. 
Annotated Bibliography (100 points)
  •  List of 15-20 sources (scholarly or professional sources) for annotated bibliography. 
  •   One complete (sample) annotation.
  •  Revised research question.
  •  Rough draft of Annotated Bibliography. 
  •  Final draft due to WIKI page AND Turnitin.  
15 Final Research Paper and Online Presentation (300 points)
  • The Nineteenth Century in Print and Making of America Project: finding an artifact (relating to your final project). 
  •  Making Connections: texts and artifacts 
  •  Thesis and Outline
  • Rough Draft 
  • Conferences 
  • Final Draft 
Participation and Attendance (about 100 points)