Monday, September 27, 2010

Chose Book and Reading Partner by Monday - Fall Semester

By Monday, I want you to have chosen the book you will reading in partnership with a classmate this semester. Start looking at the titles on the list. I suggest you visit amazon.com  then click on books to read  the comments people who have read the book have written.  Visit a library, take home a bunch of books, peruse through them, then decide the one you want to read. This can also be done in an air conditioned bookstore; just gather together several of the titles sit down and look through them.  You may wish to do one or all of these these things together with the classmate you have chosen to be your partner. Just be sure you have selected the book and the partner you will be reading the book with by Monday. Okay?


Here are the authors the Educational Testing Service has listed as “acceptable” authors whose books you may write about on the A.P. English Literature and Composition Test. This list changes from year to year, it is not inviolable.
Fiction
Chinua Achebe; Kingsley Amis; Rudolfo Anaya; Margaret Atwood; Jane Austen; James Baldwin; Saul Bellow; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Raymond Carver; Willa Cather; Sandra Cisneros; John Cheever; Kate Chopin; Colette; Joseph Conrad; Stephen Crane; Anita Desai; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; Ralph Ellison; Louise Erdrich; William Faulkner; Henry Fielding; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Ford Madox Ford; E. M. Forster; Thomas Hardy; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Ernest Hemingway; Zora Neale Hurston; Kazuo Ishiguro; Henry James; James Joyce; Maxine Hong Kingston; Joy Kogawa; Margaret Laurence; D. H. Lawrence; Bernard Malamud; Katherine Mansfield; Gabriel García Márquez; Bobbie Ann Mason; Carson McCullers; Herman Melville; Toni Morrison; Bharati Mukherjee; Vladimir Nabokov; Flannery O'Connor; Cynthia Ozick; Katherine Anne Porter; Jean Rhys; Jonathan Swift; Leo Tolstoy; Mark Twain; John Updike; Luisa Valenzuela; Alice Walker; Evelyn Waugh; Eudora Welty; Edith Wharton; John Edgar Wideman; Virginia Woolf; Richard Wright
 

11 comments:

  1. is it mandatory to have a partner?

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  2. Maurice, I believe on the syllabus outline I handed out in class today, I asked that you do this in partnership in the fall semester, and by yourself in the spring. I would like you to share and learn from an individual classmate since I will be asking you to a keep double entry literature on the book with your partner. Mandatory? Maurice, why don't you speak to me, after class or email me at: abalgley.gmail.com I have a purpose in asking students to do certain things and if I diverge from that it usually generates confusion and anxiety. See if you can find a classmate you respect who is interested in reading the book you have chosen. Please try that first.

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  3. Can we have 3 people per group?

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  4. Does anyone want to be my partner in reading Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, or The Cave? I plan to read all four so if anyone wants to read any of these I can be your partner!

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  5. YAY A PARTNER IS AWESOME! I love this idea, i think it will be a great way to expiernce college reading. Of course, I have no problem with this idea and i agree with it 24/7.
    ALSO i need to talk to you about some books that I have in mind for reading :D.
    P.S: Can we have more than One Partner?
    P.S.S: Yenni take it slow... im sure no one wants to read 4 books.. Haha im joking.. try Susie, she loves to read! Or Yunri, or Stephany!

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  6. I don't feel comfortable working in partners because of bad experiences.Is is really mandatory to work with partners?

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  7. What is the assignment given after the reading?

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  8. Chandanie, I will give everyone the specifics on Monday. For the time being, find a book and a partner. Okay?

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  9. In our class we are monogamous. You may only have one partner. Choose wisely, you do not even want to contemplate a divorce.

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  10. Yes, for the fall semester it is mandatory for you to work with a partner. Both of you will be keeping double entry literature logs. That way I know you're maintaining an ongoing dialogue about the book with your partner,

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