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Introductory Seminar in World Literature
(AY 2023/2024, Semester 2)

Download course syllabus here: Intro Seminar in World Lit syllabus.pdf

Week 1. Introduction

Overview of the academic essay-writing process

Lecture slides: W1. Introduction.pptx

Week 2. Text

Reading: Amy Tan, "Two Kinds"

Lecture slides: W2. Text Two Kinds.pptx

PDF of Tan, "Two Kinds": Tan. Two Kinds.pdf

Week 3. Context

Reading: Min Hyoung Song, "Asian American Literature within and beyond the Immigrant Narrative"

Lecture slides: W3. Context Song.pptx

PDF of Min Hyoung Song: song. asian am lit immigrant narrative.pdf

Week 4. Brainstorming

Designing a research question

Lecture slides: W4. Brainstorming.pptx

Template: W4. Research question template.docx

Research question due

Week 5. Drafting

Beginning to answer your research question

Identifying areas for research

Lecture slides: W5. Drafting.pptx

Week 6. Doing research

Looking for appropriate sources

Lecture slides: W6. Doing research (for students).pptx

Library research skills workshop: 


Recommended reading list.pdf

Template: W6. W6. Bibliography template.docx

Bibliography due

Week 7. Doing research

Taking notes

Lecture slides: W7. Doing research.pptx

Template: W7. Annotated bibliography template.docx

Annotated bibliography due

Week 8. Writing the first draft

The structure of the essay

Lecture slides: W8. Writing first draft (for students).pptx

Template: W8. First draft template.docx

First draft due

Week 9. Revising the first draft

Students peer-review each other's work

Identifying areas for further research

Lecture slides: W9. Revising first draft (for students).pptx

Template: W9. Peer review form.docx

Peer-review form due

Week 10. Writing the second draft

Doing further research

Lecture slides: W10. Writing second draft.pptx

Template: W10. Second draft template.docx

Second draft due

Week 11. Revising the second draft

My feedback on the second draft

Lecture slides: W11. Revising second draft.pptx

Formatting instructions: Essay formatting instructions.pdf

Week 12. Writing the third draft

Student consultations

Lecture slides: W12. Writing third draft.pptx

Third draft due

Week 13. Editing

In-text citations and the list of works cited

Lecture slides: W13. Editing.pptx

Proof-reading the third draft: students peer-review each other's work

W13. Peer review proofreading form.docx

Week 14. Conclusion

Lecture slides: W14. Conclusion.pptx

Submit final essay (fourth version)

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