Sample Assignments

Papers

First-Year Composition Paper Sequence

  1. Personal Reflection
  2. Summary and Evaluation
  3. Analysis and Argument
  4. Research

American Literary Period Paper Sequence

  1. Close Reading Paper
  2. Comparison/Contrast Paper
  3. Research Paper

Literary Criticism Paper Sequence

  1. Scene Analysis
  2. Theoretical Paper
  3. Research Paper

Exams

American Literature Survey Exam Sequence

  1. In-Class Midterm Exam
  2. Take-Home Final Exam

Literary Theory Survey Exam Sequence

  1. In-Class Exam 1
  2. Take-Home Exam 2
  3. Take-Home Exam 3

Modern Drama

  1. In-Class Midterm Exam
  2. Take-Home Final Exam

Group Projects

Writing about Literature

American Literature Survey

Literary Theory Survey

Peer Response

First-Year Composition

Second-Year Seminar

Writing about Literature

Informal Writing

First-Year Composition (essays): Informal Writing

Second-Year Seminar: Article Summary and Film Response

Literary Theory: Reading Journal or Blog

Learning Beyond

the Classroom

First-Year Seminar: Reflective Essay

Second-Year Seminar: Podcast or Film

Literary Criticism: Soundtrack

In Class Activities

Second-Year Seminar

World Literature

American Literature Survey

Graduate Students

Graduate Student Assignment Sequence:

  1. Book Review
  2. Annotated Bibliography and Teaching Demonstration
  3. Research Paper

Graduate Teaching Assistant Supervision