For Tomorrow’s Class

Hi everybody. For tomorrow’s class–assuming the blizzard allows it–please do the following to prepare:

  1. Take another look at Gordon Harvey’s definitions of thesis and motive on his “Elements of the Academic Essay” handout.
  2. Underline or highlight thesis and motive moments in the short readings we’ll be discussing.
  3. Use Kerry Walk’s “motivating moves” handouts to identify the kinds of motive at play in each of these readings. Use her number system and just jot the numbers in the margins near the motive moments you identify.
  4. When you read Lepore’s Frankenstein article, do a little thinking about where in the article you might suggest adding a paragraph about Get Out if you were her editor.
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