Unit 1 ENG130_32_Literature & Composition_2021_22_TERM2 Announcements Course Information Meet Your Instructor Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Discussions APA 7th Edition My Grades Collaborate University Policies TutorMe Grammarly and Academic Writer Tools Copyright Statement Blackboard Help Unit 1 Item Plot: How to discover it and how to create itPlot: How to discover it and how to create it Fairy Tale book with scene coming to life “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” – Samuel Johnson Welcome to ENG 130: Literature and Composition! Literature is created as a conversation between the author and their readers. Because each reader is an individual with individual experiences and thought processes, the experience of reading/viewing literature is unique for each participant. As Samuel Johnson notes in the quote above, the author begins the journey, but the reader finishes it. This is why two people can view the same movie, read the same book, or even watch the same commercial and have completely differing opinions as to the value and substance of the literary experience. It is our individuality that writes the final chapter of every literary journey. In this course, you will investigate, analyze, and explore how authors create literature, and what devices they use to shape our opinions and our experiences. You will use those experiences to create written responses to the literature, thus continuing the journey. In this unit, we begin with the basic foundation for all good literature–a compelling plot. You will be reading resources penned by literary masters, some older and others more contemporary. Please be sure to reflect on the unit objectives listed below. The objectives are skills that you are introduced to during this unit and this course. As with any foundation, your understanding of plot needs to be solid so you can continue to build. Stay organized and be sure to ask questions if you do not understand. Be excited about this adventure and make it your own! By the end of this unit, you will be able to: Identify the plot of a piece of reading. Identify strategies that can be used to strengthen your active reading abilities. Demonstrate critical thinking skills when responding to class discussions. Review APA citation techniques: summary, paraphrase, and direct quote. Activities: Review the Course Information page. Download/save the course syllabus. Read, view, and engage with Readings and Resources. Participate in the weekly Discussion Forums. Complete the Plot Literary Response Review Plot as a Literary Device. Item Readings and ResourcesReadings and Resources Topic One: Plot is a Personal Thing: What is Plot? Prep Scholar offers this interesting article on the components of a Plot. You will need to be familiar with plot points to complete your Unit 1 Literary Response Muniz, H. (2019, Dec. 3). What is the plot of a story. The five points of a narrative. Prep Scholar. The selections below are in the genre of “short-short stories”. These stories are fewer than 1,500 words and can have traditional or experimental plot arcs. Short-short stories can do in a page what a novel does in two hundred. In the selections below, you will notice that these compelling stories are intensely personal and ask the reader to think beyond the words on the page. Enjoy! Gullick, C. (2020, October 27). The invisible string. American Short Fiction Anderson, S. (2020, October 20). Swan of the gods. American Short Fiction. Fairy Tales and children’s stories are a wonderful way to learn about Plot. Many of these stories were written as cautionary tales to parents and their children, which is why so many fairy tales are dark in nature. The following stories are brief and to the point but they have a definite plotline with a defined beginning, middle, and end. Anderson, H.C. (1845). The little matchgirl. American Literature.com Grimm Bros. (n.d.) Little red riding hood. American Literature.com Author Deborah Feldman discusses her personal connection to her novel, Unorthodox: Watch Video Unorthodox: Deborah Feldman’s escape from Brooklyn to Berlin | DW Interview Duration: 11:59 User: n/a – Added: 7/29/16 YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvxzIXSAPyw Topic Two: APA 7th edition: For more in-depth answers to formatting and style questions, look at the resources in the “APA 7th Edition” module on your menu. Use this template for all of your courses at Post. In different classes, you will need to use a different dept. name and course name. APA 7th edition Title Page and Reference Page Template APA 7th edition Title Page and Reference Page Template – Alternative Formats APA student title page information from APA style What significant changes have changed from 6th to 7th editions? Scribbr gives this concise overview. Watch Video APA Manual 7th Edition: 17 Most Notable Changes | Scribbr Duration: 4:55 User: n/a – Added: 11/26/19 YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeSIXD6y3WQ Topic Three: How to Be an Active Reader: It is just as important to fine-tune how to read as seek out what to read. Learning how to be an active reader can reduce time spent rereading and refocusing. It also enhances understanding of the text and of your assignments. Please be sure to use the source below and incorporate the skills into your reading techniques. Princeton University explores how to take active reading into a Science classroom Active reading strategies: Remember and analyze what you read. (2018). Princeton University. Discussion Board Unit 1 DB: Tell us who you are.Unit 1 DB: Tell us who you are. Welcome to Unit 1! Important Information for all Discussion Board posts: {Please know that your initial posts to the Discussion Boards are due by 11:59 p.m. on the Wednesdays of the corresponding week. Be sure that all of your posts are typed directly onto the forum page and not an uploaded document; this will allow your instructor to correct your work in the Blackboard grading center. Respond to at least two of your peers’ initial posts by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. (Note, peer responses are due by Friday in Unit 8). Please make sure all of your posts are scholarly and academic. When you respond to your peers’ posts, think of yourself as being in a classroom and asked to give feedback; it needs to be more than a “good job.” Remember to be respectful, academic, and content-based and pay close attention to the criteria for both the initial and peer posts. Have fun and help create a classroom environment that is engaging and focuses on success! } Initial Response: Please watch this fascinating video of two teenagers who toured the country seeking personal stories of unrests and triumphs, and compiled them into a novel titled, Tell Me Who You Are. Watch Video Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi: Lessons of cultural intimacy Duration: 7:25 User: n/a – Added: 5/26/19 YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4otFjZxNoQ After viewing the video, tell us who you are. Your response should be at least two paragraphs and can focus on your history, or on a personal experience that reflects who you are. Peer responses: Please introduce yourself to at least two of your peers and respond to their stories. Continue the conversations throughout the week. Get to know each other. Remember to consider the following Discussion Board Rubric. Discussion Board Rubric. – Alternative Formats Assignment Unit 1: Plot Literary Response: Submission Link Attached Files: File ENG 130 Plotresponse ENG 130 Plotresponse – Alternative Formats (161.056 KB) In this literary response, you will create a response to what you have learned about Plot as a literary device. This assignment focuses on your ability to: learn how to identify the plot devices of a piece of literature; craft your own creative piece with similar plot devices. The purpose of completing this assignment is: as a student and a career professional, you will need to read and summarize many different forms of literature. Very often, you will need to report out on those summaries. This is a good practice in developing those skills! Please be sure to read the assignment page and rubric for complete criteria and requirements.


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