Literary & Historical Utopias: presentation option

Model Assignment Highlights
from previous Midterms, Research Posts, or Final Exams

PowerPoint presentations (and other such programs) are discouraged. If you prefer to use PowerPoint (etc.), use only for materials not available on course website (e.g., for your own questions or summaries of your answers).

         Do not copy and paste materials from course website into PowerPoint. Go directly to course website, esp. Model Assignments, for materials.

Student location: Student may work up-front or remain seated (If seated, instructor can help with computer-projector.)

Length: 8-12 minutes for presentation; Discussion may continue indefinitely.

Responsibility: You're not responsible for reading and reviewing every Model Assignment. Just find 2 or 3 that work for you and explain how and why.

Before designated class meeting, presenting student tours and reviews samples of assignments from previous semesters on Model Assignments, choosing 2-4 samples to share with class..

In class:

Using class-computer and projector, student displays and reads passages from 2-3 Model Assignments, commenting on what worked or not, and what the presenting student has learned from these models.

After each passage, student invites reactions from seminar.

This informal presentation may lead to discussion, but a question is not required.

Discussion questions may be broad or general; e.g., "Did anyone see anything else worth commenting on?" or "If you were grading this passage, what kind of positive or negative criticism might you offer?"