wealth of info about these great plays and their
authors. As you respond to each play, search the
web for biographical data, themes, production
history or how the play has been transformed into
opera, symphony, previous movie adaptations,
My favorite search engines
In these search
engins type in either the title of the play, the
playwright's name, or the names of one of the
actors, director, etc., click search and you're on
What ae you searching
something that might have been included in a class
lecture /discussion -- or just something that
especially interested you.
Do not just download a page from
what you learned about one of the plays in
the unit in your own
words and post a 1 page
report in Discussions -- Topic: "Web Search - Gr.
DUE: Feb. 19
the Web Address (URL).
assigned to one of
on the first class meeting. Your group determines
when your response and questions are due for each
For example, for
Raisin, a response to the play (with
one question) from
Group 2 Thurs. Feb. 7, Group 3 Fri. Feb. 8 , etc.
Always check the CALENDAR
when your response is due for any given
for Raisin and
On the Bulletin Board post a Response to one of the
Questions on the NOTES for each play. Post in the
proper FORUM. (The two Forums for this unit are
Raisin and Woolf?)
come first serve on the Notes.
question has been selected by a classmate, you must
choose another question.
least one of your own questions at the end of your
response -- one that occurred to you as you watched
the video. Include this question in your Response
on the Bulletin Board. Respond to your classsmates'
responses and questions. Read every response.
Participation is 25% of your grade.
Response by due date for your group.
Web for each
Write your paper
in Word or whatever word prossessing
program you use. You will then download your paper
into WebCt through the Assignment Drop-Box Icon
from the Homepage.
Your essay should be
analytical. Don't simply re-tell the
plot. Analyze the content of one
specific aspect of the play.
You've all participated in the
on line discussion for the first two plays. Some of
the responses from your classmates on
NOTES for each play
must have intrigued you. Select one of the topics
from the Notes for either play and write a
page paper on that
topic. You may choose for your paper the same topic
you wrote your response on. You may also
incorporate into your paper your classmates' ideas
as well as information from a web search -- yours
or your classmates' -- but footnote your
classmates' ideas and research to give
credit where credit's due. Footnote all information
obtained from the
Since the papers are short, do
not write any kind of introduction. Get right
to the point. However, your paper should
have a concluding statement -- an
overall assessment or your informed
Paper #1 due Thurs.
Feb. 21 for all groups.
Grades for papers will be posted
From the home page click the
Do not exceed three pages. Papers of less than two
pages, or with overly large margins and fonts will
be returned as Incomplete.