Week 1 Discussion Question

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Journey

Complete the Week 1 Literary Analysis Tools Module before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of direct quotations.

Read all of the information below before posting your response. This is a post-first forum, and you must post your response before gaining access to your classmates’ posts. Submitting a blank post may result in a reduction of your grade.

Post responses to both prompts. You must post on two different days to earn full credit for participation.

Post 1: Both Young Goodman Brown and Rip Van Winkle go on a journey (of sorts). Compare at least one specific aspect of their journeys that is similar. Compare at least one specific aspect of their journeys that is different. In each case, explain how each character is changed by his journey.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited direct quotations (one from each story) to support your claims. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing quotations.

Post 2: Respond to a classmate. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post? Why?

Criteria:

  • 150 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
No Research
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There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.

Week 1 Creative Writing Assignment:This week’s creative assignment is “What if…?” What if the time period of “Neighbour Rosicky” were changed to contemporary society?   Write a 400-word creative response that addresses one of the questions below.

  1. How would Rosicky’s life be different with today’s medical technology?
  2. How would _________’s life be different with today’s technology? (You may choose any character from Cather’s story for this question.)

Assignment Requirements:

Your submission must: 

  • include a minimum of 400 words, written in paragraph form. 
  • use Times New Roman 12-point font and be double spaced.  A title page, running head, and abstract are not required.
  • be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment on the submission page (click title above).  Assignments not submitted in this way may be returned to you ungraded.
No Research

There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a faili

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